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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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 »

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[first lines]
Drunk: [title card] They should build these handles nearer the door.
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Featured in Silent Clowns: Charlie Chaplin (2006) See more »

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Should have arrived home sooner!
29 January 2016 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Like many of Charlie Chaplin's early movies, "One A.M." emphasizes the physical humor. The man known as the Tramp plays a drunk who arrives home in the wee hours only to experience all manner of trouble getting inside and then getting in bed. This movie has a slightly more complex plot than Chaplin's very early movies, but he was still a few years away from using his movies to focus on social issues. In the meantime, you're sure to enjoy his gags as he attempts to climb the stairs and then open his Murphy bed.

PS: Cinematographer Roland Totheroh got played by David Duchovny in Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin".


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