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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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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 »

Genres:

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

The first feature-length comedy ever made. 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

Title Card: Her hitherto untouched girlish heart throbs in answer to the call of love.
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Connections

Featured in The Funniest Man in the World (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An Antique Gem With Many Facets
19 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film for my first time on Turner Classic Movies. Unfortunately, the version I saw was several minutes shorter than 73 min.--so I'm not sure what I missed. Hopefully there was a scene near the finish so the ending wouldn't have seemed so abrupt. I rated the film an '8' anyway. In a showcase for vintage comedic movie acting, director Mack Sennett lets two comedic giants shine. Marie Dressler is tubs of fun in the title role. Strong as Popeye yet more clumsy than Kramer, Dressler is a walking disaster who, thankfully, has Lady Luck to guide her. Her performance seemed a bit Vaudeville at first but she quickly grew on me. By the time she danced drunk I was completely won over. An underdog with a heart of gold who can take care of herself, thank you. Mabel Normand also registers strongly in her nameless role. Though at 20 she was the youngest of the star trio, Normand was the film veteran of the group. It shows in her ease and manner and still modern screen personna. She knew a little could go a long way. Chaplin seemed miscast. I kept thinking a more handsome cad (Wallace Reid?) could have been funnier. Still... He's Chaplin.


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