Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star. Written by
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A RIOT OF FUN IN TWO ACTS
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Did You Know?
This is the first of fourteen Essanay Films that Chaplin made after leaving Keystone when Mack Sennett would not meet the comedian's $1000 a week demands. Essanay gave him $1250. The first film, "His New Job," is the only Chaplin film made on location in Chicago. See more
A taped "X" on Ben Turpin's neck, used by Charlie to strike a match against, disappears when the gag is over. See more
Edited into Chaplin's Art of Comedy