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A Night in the Show (1915)

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

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Mr. Pest / Mr. Rowdy - in the Balcony
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Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 November 1915 (USA)  »

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A Night at the Show  »

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The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project thanks to the financial support of The George Lucas Family Foundation, The Film Foundation and The Material World Charitable Foundation. See more »

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After fighting with the fat lady in the fountain, Mr. Pest's clothes are wet, but upon returning to his seat, they have instantly dried up. See more »

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Edited into Chaplin's Art of Comedy (1968) See more »

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Early Standout
25 January 2008 | by (Westchester, New York) – See all my reviews

"A Night In The Show" (1915, Chaplin) "A Night In The Show" is Charlie at his best in this early stage in his careeer. Early being his 48th overall film and 32nd directing, all within 1914 and 1915, and one of 49 in that time period. From the very beginning, the film just flows from one comedic segment into another. The beginning is rather lackluster which may only bolster the opinion of a rising laugh overall. Charlie starts trouble and adds on to future troubles all at once. All the sketches are played out with perfect timing. In the middle of the ruckus that Charlie causes as he moves around the theater is another tramp in the first seat of the aisle in the balcony. He spills beer onto the people below, throws cream puffs at a dude and a little person act, and in the grand finale, uses a fire hose to put out a fire which is part of the act on stage.

This is one of the few of these early films that could withstand repeated watching of it.


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