MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,613 this week

One A.M. (1916)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  7 August 1916 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,942 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 11 critic

A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 11 Mar 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 May 2014
 
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "One A.M." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One A.M. (1916)

One A.M. (1916) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One A.M..
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Liberty (1929)
Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy
Big Business (1929)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.

Directors: James W. Horne, Leo McCarey
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson
The Boat (1921)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely
The Kid (1921)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan
Men O'War (1929)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson
Seven Chances (1925)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today.

Director: Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Ruth Dwyer, T. Roy Barnes
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

At the Fleischer studio, a black janitor, learning to hypnotize, conjures Betty Boop out of the inkwell and tries some suggestions on her. But two can play at that game...

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bonnie Poe, Oscar Polk
Blitz Wolf (1942)
Certificate: Passed Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham, Bill Thompson
Tit for Tat (1935)
Comedy | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Stan & Ollie have set up their own electrical repair store. Unfortunately, for them, the grocery store opposite is run by the man & wife they encountered with in Them Thar Hills (1935). ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Karel Smyczek
Stars: Jirí Strach, Barbora Seidlová, Pavel Zednícek
Cops (1922)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Zdenek Troska
Stars: Monika Absolonová, Yvetta Blanarovicová, Petra Bocková
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The door to the drunk's bedroom is directly above the front door. As a result there is no ground floor below the bedroom and bathroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drunk: [title card] They should build these handles nearer the door.
See more »

Connections

Edited into The Chaplin Cavalcade (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss One A.M. (1916) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page