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
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ARE YOU THERE CHARLIE?
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Did You Know?
This film is one of Gloria Swanson
's earliest screen appearances. She's the stenographer on the left that Chaplin speaks to when the film begins. She auditioned for the female lead, but Chaplin didn't see that the role suited her. She would later admit that she hated slapstick comedy and had been deliberately uncooperative. 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