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Triple Trouble -- As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff...


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11 August 1918 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Charles Chaplin ... Charlie - The Janitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Armstrong ... Cook / Pickpocket (uncredited)
Albert Austin ... A Man (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Tramp (uncredited)
James T. Kelley ... Singing Drunk (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Flop House Tramp (uncredited)

Edna Purviance ... Maid (uncredited)
Wesley Ruggles ... Crook (uncredited)
Leo White ... Count (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
Leo White (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Chaplin  screenplay (uncredited)
Charles Chaplin  story (uncredited)
Leo White  screenplay (uncredited)
Leo White  story (uncredited)

Produced by
David Shepard .... producer: video (1999)
Jess Robbins .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Harry Ensign (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Bret Hampton (video editor) (1999)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernest Van Pelt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
E.T. Mazy .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Philip Calvert .... sound recording & editing (1999)
Peter Hitchcock .... sound recording & editing (1999)
Music Department
Eric James .... music by (1999)
Other crew
Don Bursik .... film material

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Charlie's Triple Trouble" - USA (alternative title)
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Spain:23 min
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Composed of old Charles Chaplin footage and new non-Chaplin material.See more »
Continuity: The butler, cook, and thief are obviously played by different actors in the non-Chaplin scenes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Chaplin Puzzle (1992) (TV)See more »


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Messy, 25 June 2009
Author: JoeytheBrit from

The visual quality of the print I watched was poor and my mind kept wandering as I watched which I thought might be the reason why I found the plot of this film so difficult to follow. Then I looked on IMDb and everything became clear. This isn't one film so much as a patchwork of deleted scenes from two of Chaplin's old films for Essanay (the studio he left three years before this was released) and new material which didn't feature Chaplin at all. The result is the kind of irritating mess you'd expect when it's creation is prompted by the desire to make a quick buck rather than any the result of any creative drive. I wouldn't waste your time on this one unless you're a Chaplin completist...

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