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Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 December 1914 (USA)
A con man from the city dupes a wealthy country girl into marriage.

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Douglas Banks - Tillie's Millionaire Uncle / 1st Restaurant Proprietor
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Mr. Whoozis / Singing Waiter
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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 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 Film Production That Is Breaking All Records See more »

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21 December 1914 (USA)  »

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For the Love of Tillie  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mack Swain, who played Tillie's father was actually seven years younger than Marie Dressler, who played Tillie. See more »

Goofs

The movie theater scene cuts back-and-forth from Charlie's torso facing Mable with his left elbow resting on the back of his seat to Charlie seated with his torso facing the screen. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: A Moving Picture Strangely Shows Them Their Own Guilt And Its Possible Consequences
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Referenced in The Simpsons: American History X-cellent (2010) 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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Voila! Great Marie
27 November 2003 | by (New York City, US) – See all my reviews

Great silent Mack Sennett slapstick with Charlie Chaplin and Marie Dressler. Sennett is Sennett; it is great Chaplin, though he was dissatisfied (probably because he wasn't directing it, too); but the thing that really makes this movie great is Marie Dressler. The way she carries her considerable girth is a major element in the comedy and her big face and huge eyes are strictly for howling. Marie was born in 1868 and died in 1932, half in each century, a life in theatre and film. Such a shame she didn't have more time to live in the talkie era: I think she would have become one of the huge names of film. There's only one Marie Dressler. She shines in 'Dinner At Eight' and 'Min And Bill' both of which, among others, included Wallace Beery, a great foil for her talents.


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