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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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Eric Campbell ...
A Thief
Albert Austin ...
Customer
Charlotte Mineau ...
Customer
James T. Kelley ...
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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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One of Chaplin's Best
27 October 2005 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of Chaplin's top 5 or 6 shorts. The part with Albert Austin and the clock is just so hilarious, and I really like the end of that bit where the drunk gets pushed down, just because it makes no sense.

I think this is the exact point in Chaplin's oeuvre in which he matured to the point in which he could make masterpieces. Don't get me wrong I like many of his earlier shorts, but everything he did from this point on could be argued as a masterpiece of comic cinema.

It is true that there isn't a great amount of pathos in this one, but I like the fact that there a just so many ridiculous situations that come one after the other. A+ grade.


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