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One A.M. (1916)

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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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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Fantastic!!....if you are a fan of simple physical comedy
26 October 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This short film numbers among Chaplin's best, and is a stunning example of his skill as a silent physical comedic actor. However, one has to enjoy silent, completely non-verbal, comedy in the first place. While I laughed almost non-stop through this entire film, close friends of mine, who were not entertained by Chaplin's physical gaffes, quickly lost interest.


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