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Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady. In the park they each fall for different girls, though Charlie's has a male friend already. Charlie considers suicide, is talked out of it by a policeman, and later throws his girl's friend into the lake. Frightened, the girls go off to a movie. Charlie shows up there and flirts with them. Later both rivals substitute themselves for the girls and attack the unwitting Charlie. In an audience-wide fight, Charlie is tossed through the screen. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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10 October 1914 (USA)  »

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Oh, You Girls  »

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slapstick all the way
24 June 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I've seen quite a few Chaplin shorts from early in his career and I've noticed that his early stuff (done for Keystone Studios) is pretty dreadful stuff. Unlike his wonderful full-length films from the 20s and 30s, the films from 1914-1915 are incredibly poorly made--having no script but only vague instructions from the director. In most cases, the films had almost no plot and degenerated to people punching and kicking each other.

This film has a modest amount of plot, but really the film can be summed up as "punching, slapping and bonking on the head while chasing women". This isn't exactly deep or rewarding to watch as a result. My advice is try watching a later Chaplin short or one of his full-length films.


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