MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,053 this week

The Floorwalker (1916)

TV-G  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  15 May 1916 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,318 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 9 critic

The Tramp is tricked into impersonating an embezzling floorwalker in a department store.

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 22 Feb 2011
 
a list of 443 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1615 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Nov 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Floorwalker" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Floorwalker (1916)

The Floorwalker (1916) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Floorwalker.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Rink (1916)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley
The Pawnshop (1916)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Edna Purviance
The Count (1916)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
The Vagabond (1916)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
The Cure (1917)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An alcoholic checks into a health spa and his antics promptly throw the establishment into chaos.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade
The Adventurer I (1917)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A silly aristocrat who believes he's been jilted attempts suicide, but is saved from death and reunited with his fiancee.

Directors: George Nichols, Mack Sennett
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charlie's wife sends him to the store for a baby bottle with milk. Elsewhere, Ambrose offers to post a love letter for a woman in his boarding house. The two men meet at a restaurant and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain
The Fireman (1916)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Ford Sterling
Stars: Ford Sterling, Charles Chaplin, William Hauber
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
The New Floorwalker
...
The Secretary
Eric Campbell ...
Store Manager
Lloyd Bacon ...
The Floorwalker
Albert Austin ...
A Clerk
Charlotte Mineau ...
A Detective
Leo White ...
A Customer
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 May 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shop  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2013) (restored)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Referenced in Modern Times (1936) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Decent if not great Chaplin fare
2 July 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If you have read my other reviews of Chaplin's comedy shorts, you may have noticed that I have generally given very poor reviews of films made during his first couple years in Hollywood (1914-1915). In general, they had no script or direction, were never really edited and just weren't particularly funny. In addition, Chaplin had a lot to learn about and develop regarding his Little Tramp character. by 1916, however, the movies began to improve as Chaplin was now the creative force behind all his films and he had honed his craft.

For a 1916 short, this is a pretty good film. It does have a pretty decent plot and it's pretty enjoyable. There's just one problem and I doubt if it is Chaplin's fault. When the film is nearing its conclusion, it just seems to end abruptly during the final climactic fight. I really think that the last few seconds of the film have been lost and that is why it ends this way. This isn't too uncommon for Chaplin shorts, as many have been pieced together from many different prints and many differing versions of the same short exist. I'd love to see a more complete print than was available on THE ESSENTIAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN COLLECTION, v. 7.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A WINDY SET rodmiller
Discuss The Floorwalker (1916) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?