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The Pawnshop (1916)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  2 October 1916 (USA)
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Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.

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Complete credited cast:
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The New Employee
Henry Bergman ...
The Pawnbroker
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His Daughter
Eric Campbell ...
A Thief
Albert Austin ...
Customer
Charlotte Mineau ...
Customer
James T. Kelley ...
An Old Actor
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Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.

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Comedy | Short

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At the Sign of the Dollar  »

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The Great Legendary Tramp !
14 November 2007 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chaplin is one of the greatest and all time finest comedian of all ages, as yet. His early silent portrayals like this surreal and sentimental presentation is his excellent work in its living originality.

His visage and gestures, his cap and the movement of stick are all lovely trademarks of this legendary comedian. Highest paid actor of his time, he deservedly ranks as an artist who is appropriately knighted with the title of "SIR".

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