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The Floorwalker (1916)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  15 May 1916 (USA)
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After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store inspector (who looks exactly like him) who has just robbed the safe and knocked out the... See full summary »

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The New Floorwalker
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The Secretary
Eric Campbell ...
Store Manager
Lloyd Bacon ...
The Floorwalker
Albert Austin ...
A Clerk
Charlotte Mineau ...
A Detective
Leo White ...
A Customer
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After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store inspector (who looks exactly like him) who has just robbed the safe and knocked out the manager. Charlie thinks he is in front of a mirror till he notices he holds a stock and his "image" the bag of loot. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This film was noted for the first "running staircase" used in films. See more »

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Has Some Very Good Moments
28 November 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

There are some good moments in "The Floorwalker" that make up for the more routine parts. Chaplin gets good mileage out of an identity mix-up - a theme he always liked - and he also has some good slapstick moments with Eric Campbell, one of his best supporting actors. The plot is mostly goofy, serving mainly as an excuse to allow the characters to chase each other around the store. Overall, it's about average for a Chaplin short feature, which makes it pretty good by most other standards.


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