Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »
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 »
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He'll meet a pretty girl in the park, pretending to be a fancy ambassador, despite the jealousy of her fiancée.
Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart,... See full summary »
Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the ... See full summary »
Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. It winds up in the oven and explodes.
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.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
In a hotel lobby an inebriated Charlie runs into an elegant lady, gets tied hup in her dog's leash, and falls down. He later runs into her in the hotel corridor, locked out of her room. ... See full summary »
Charlie's wife sends him to the store for a baby bottle with milk. Elsewhere, Ambrose offers to post a love letter for a woman in his boarding house. The two men meet at a restaurant and ... See full summary »
Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money and his old girlfriend Mabel. Later Charlie reads that Tillie (now working as a waitress) has inherited the estate of her multi-millionaire uncle. Charlie dumps Mabel and talks Tillie into moving into her uncle's villa, and Mabel arranges to become a housemaid there. The uncle (never really dead) returns and summons the police to have them all thrown out. Written by
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The first feature-length comedy ever made. See more »
When they are pulling Tillie out of the water with the rope, the rope in the close-ups is dragging directly over the edge of the wharf, but in the medium shots from another viewpoint, the rope is clearly being run through a block pulley system on a spar suspended over the water. See more »
Her hitherto untouched girlish heart throbs in answer to the call of love.
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As the first feature-length comedy, "'Tillie" is full of humor, entertainment, and charm. Charlie Chaplin, who would later become one of the great film gen1uses of the 20th century, protrays the character of the city crook so well and crafty. As the film goes on, it just gets funnier and funnier. People fall, get smacked around, and dance wildly. Yes...I've noticed that the existing prints aren't the most crisp from these years, but "Tillie's Punctured Romance" shines from the days when talkies were unheard of. One of my personal favorite movies, and, in my opinion, Chaplin's most outstanding performance. Trust me, if you have an appreciation for the films of the silent era, you'll laugh every second at this lovable comedy. Remember...this is back in the day when stunt performers weren't used, to an extent at least, and the real actors put forth the effort and took the pain of falling, getting hit, and being thrown into the ocean...just for the sake of making people laugh.
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