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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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Charlie in a department store

In this silent short we see Chaplin creating chaos in a department store.He becomes mixed in a scheme of the store manager and the store's floorwalker to embezzle money from the establishment.The Floorwalker (1916) is Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film.Eric Campbell plays Store manager.Edna Purviance is Manager's secretary.Lloyd Bacon is Assistant manager.Charlotte Mineau plays Beautiful store detective.This is not the best Chaplin short, but it does have its moments.It's most enjoyable to watch Chaplin doing his ballet moves while Campbell chases him in the office.And then there's the mirror gag with Bacon, with whom Charlie bears some likeness.It's similar to what Groucho Marx did in Duck Soup in the 30's.We also get to see a chase down an upward escalator.For Chaplin fans, like myself, this short is one not to be missed.


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