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The Pawnshop (1916)

 -  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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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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2 October 1916 (USA)  »

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At the Sign of the Dollar  »

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A perfect example of what made Chaplin so great.
17 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This was made when Chaplin was the highest point in his career, and is a perfect example of what he could do. The plot is simple enough: Charlie nearly destroys everything at a pawnshop, and the audience has a great time watching.


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