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The New Janitor (1914)

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Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his... See full summary »

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Janitor
John T. Dillon ...
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Elevator Boy
Glen Cavender ...
Luke Connor - Gambler
Jess Dandy ...
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Accountant
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Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his job. The boss, attempting to steal the money heeds from the office safe, is caught by his secretary and Charlie comes to save her and the money. He is briefly accused of being the thief but ultimately triumphs. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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24 September 1914 (USA)  »

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Chaplin posluhou  »

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During the making of this film, Chaplin discovered that he had a talent of injecting real emotional power into his work. That proved plain when an observing actress began weeping during shooting at the pathos of a scene where the fired janitor is pleading with his boss to get his job back. See more »

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Charles Chaplin as Writer, Director and Actor
30 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Now that Chaplin was given the enviable opportunity to write, direct and act in his own two reeler films, he churned out about 36 films in 1914 alone with the Keystone Film Company. In 1915, he signed up with Essanay Films and made up about half of that amount as he was writing and directing at the same time.


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