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Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  21 December 1914 (USA)
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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 »

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Mr. Whoozis / Singing Waiter
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Storyline

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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The WORLD'S OUTSTANDING COMEDIANS IN THE FUNNIEST COMEDY OF ALL TIME See more »

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

For the Love of Tillie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Gross:

ESP 1,199,448 (Spain)
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Trivia

"Tillie's Nightmare" is a musical that opened at Herald Square Theatre on Broadway in New York City on 5 May 1910 and closed 9 July 1910 after 77 performances. Marie Dressler originated her role as Tillie in the show. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Police Chief: Have you a niece built like a battleship who calls herself Tillie?
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Connections

Referenced in The Addams Family: Fester's Punctured Romance (1964) See more »

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New Orleans Bump
(used as a music insert in later public domain sound copies)
Written and performed by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton
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Dressler! Chaplin! Normand!
8 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a treat that this 1914 feature-length comedy still exists. Historically important as the first feature comedy, it also boasts three great stars: Charlie Chaplin, Marie Dressler, and Mabel Normand. Directed by legendary Mack Sennett, this broad comedy was adapted from Dressler's stage hit. It's rough, with missing pieces, but enough exists to showcase the comedy talents of this trio of stars. The story is trite but Dressler and Chaplin are so funny, you forget the plot and laugh along with the mugging and pratfalls. So far as I know, Dressler and Chaplin never worked together again. What a shame. Dressler adapted to talkies (winning an Oscar for Min and Bill) so much better than Chaplin did. Normand died before the advent of talkies. Anyway, certainly worth a look. Co-stars Chester Conklin, Charles Murray, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Charley Chase, Mack Swain, and possibly Milton Berle as the newsboy. Berle always said he played it. Edna Purviance may be the leading lady in the film Chaplin and Normand go to see. I love this film.


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