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One A.M. (1916)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  7 August 1916 (USA)
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A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

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After a night on the town, Charlie comes home to the house where he is staying, drunk and unable to find his key. For the next twenty minutes he staggers into, out of, and through the house in an inebriated confrontation with the house itself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This was the first film that Charles Chaplin starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver. See more »

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Despite the title, it is clearly daytime when Chaplin arrives home in a cab. See more »

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[first lines]
Drunk: [title card] They should build these handles nearer the door.
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Pretty Good One-Man Show
21 June 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

One of Charlie Chaplin's many short comedies, "One A.M." is essentially a one-man show, and while it is purely slapstick-oriented without any of the depth of Chaplin's later films, it's pretty good. Except for a brief appearance by a cab driver at the beginning, Charlie is on-screen alone for the entire film, as a man returning home after a night of carousing. All he wants to do is go to bed, but before he can go to bed, he has to get up the stairs, and before he can get up the stairs, he has to get inside the house

  • but in Charlie's condition, each step is fraught with


peril.

The film starts somewhat slowly, but gets funnier as it goes along. Chaplin shows off not just his comic timing, but his acrobatic skills as well - some of the stunts are pretty impressive. While this is certainly not one of his best, it's worth watching.


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