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The Rink (1916)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  4 December 1916 (USA)
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After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

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Cast

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A Waiter - Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer
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The Girl
James T. Kelley ...
Her Father
Eric Campbell ...
Mr. Stout
Henry Bergman ...
Mrs. Stout
Albert Austin ...
Cook
Leota Bryan ...
Edna's Friend
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Storyline

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried on in the restaurant). After a roller skate ballet, Charlie (now as Sir Cecil Seltzer) is invited to a party at Edna's. All the "couples", including a new partner for Mr. Stout. show up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Short

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4 December 1916 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rolling Around  »

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Goofs

When Charlie goes to lunch, he changes out of his waiter's coat and tie into his "Little Tramp" coat and vest. When he buttons his vest, the buttons and button holes are out of alignment. But when he walks through the restaurant and onto the sidewalk, the buttons and button holes are properly aligned. See more »

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A very funny short
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Charlie plays a waiter with a penchant for roller skating in this very funny short. There isn't much of a plot in this film, but it generates a great many laughs nonetheless. The scenes featuring Charlie as a waiter are amusing enough, particularly as he mixes a drink, but Chaplin really shines in the skating scenes. Although he was always an agile and physical comedian, few of films display his skills as fully as "The Rink." He was so good on skates that one regrets he didn't put them on more often - though he did to great effect in "Modern Times."


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