Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid ... See full summary »
Charlie and his boss have difficulties just getting to the house they are going to wallpaper. The householder is angry because he can't get breakfast and his wife is screaming at the maid as they arrive. The kitchen gas stove explodes, and Charlie offers to fix it. The wife's secret lover arrives and is passed off as the workers' supervisor, but the husband doesn't buy this and fires shots. The stove explodes violently, destroying the house. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film was one of several Chaplin comedies scheduled to be shown at the New-York Historical Society in September of 2001. In the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, however, this film and one other, Dough and Dynamite, were pulled from the program, because each one ends with Charlie emerging from the rubble of a destroyed building. See more »
Although the storylines in Chaplin's earlier comedies are somewhat to be desired, the fact that he created a working class version of 'Vanity Fair' in the format of episodic one or two reelers was ground breaking. If the 19th century was about the middle classes, then Chaplin made sure that the 20th century exposed the working classes.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?