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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Comedy | Family | Short

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7 August 1916 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Unknown Chaplin (1983) See more »

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A Comic Experiment
7 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Chaplin plays a drunk who spends the entire film trying to get into his house and go to bed. In a comedic experiment, Chaplin appears alone in this film, aside from Albert Austin, who briefly appears at the beginning as a cab driver. Chaplin draws the humor from his interaction with various objects around the house, most humorously with a hostile Murphy bed. Is this comic experiment successful? Yes, for the most part. It is a funny short, but, in my opinion, nowhere near his funniest. Still, one must admire Chaplin's boldness. When one watches this film, one sees a talented film maker testing the limits of skills. Bravo.


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