Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well.

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Charlie is an actor in a film studio. He messes up several scenes and is tossed out. Returning dressed as a lady, he charms the director. Even so, Charlie never makes it into film, winding up at the bottom of a well.

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The Effeminate Charles Chaplin
12 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Dressing up in drag was not unusual for Chaplin. He revisited this experience in 'A Woman', and some of his physical expressions were quite effeminate at times. It seems as though Keystone were making Chaplin act for his money rather than let him do his own thing in 'The Masquerader'.


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