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The Rounders (1914)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 7 September 1914 (USA)
Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown ... See full summary »

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Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown out. They lie down in a row boat which fills with water, drowning them (a fate apparently better than going home to their wives). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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7 September 1914 (USA)  »

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Going Down  »

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One of the shots is shown in reverse to give the impression that Arbuckle and Chaplin rush to the edge of a lake and Chaplin almost falls in. As a tipoff to this technique, watch for the man walking backward in the background, and compare the rippling waves in the shot with the direction of the rippling in the following lakeside shot. See more »

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Chaplin and Arbuckle and practically no plot!
17 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a film from Chaplin's first year in films. During this VERY hectic year, he churned out film after film after film for Keystone Studios and the quality of the films are, in general, quite poor. That's because the character of "the Little Tramp" was far from perfected and the films really had no script--just the barest of story ideas. While some Chaplin lovers might think this is sacrilege, all these movies I have seen are pretty lousy. Yes, there are some cute slapstick moments but barely any plot--absolutely NOTHING like the Chaplin we all came to love in his full-length films of the 20s and 30s.

This movie pairs Chaplin with Fatty Arbuckle. They drink and punch and fall down a lot. That's really all there is to this film. Content-wise, it's a big fat zero.


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