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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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Release Date:
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:
Features Work (1915)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
confusing and way sub-par,...and NOT Chaplin's fault, 17 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Charlie Chaplin left Essanay studios after about a year because the studio "big wigs" began cutting and splicing his films even after he was guaranteed control over his films. They reneged on the bargain, so Chaplin sued (unsuccessfully).

About two years after his break, some idiots at Essanay had the sleazy idea of taking deleted film scenes, his last previous complete Essanay short (POLICE, 1916) and splicing in some NEW scenes to make a "new" Chaplin short. The result, while not 100% horrible, is a confusing mess of a story compared to other Chaplin shorts. Plus, it just seemed wrong to even release the film. My advice is see it to see what this final product looked like from a historical perspective but don't see it for its artistic merit.

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