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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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Did You Know?

The film is composed of fragments filmed, but not used, in two of Charles Chaplin's movies, namely Work (1915) and Police (1916), and footage from a third never released film, "Life".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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Clarification..., 8 July 2002
Author: Matt Barry from Baltimore, Maryland

TRIPLE TROUBLE was made up scraps from old Essanay takes that Chaplin decided not to use. It was made up of old bits and pieces from WORK, POLICE and an unfinished feature, LIFE. Chaplin did not authorize this patchwork film. It was put together with new footage directed by Leo White. In all fairness to Chaplin, he did not even authorize this production to be made. In 1918, he was making films like A DOG'S LIFE and SHOULDER ARMS. The only difference between TRIPLE TROUBLE and the countless other patchwork compilation films mad during the "Chaplin craze" is that this film offers footage not to be found anywhere else. For that it may be worth seeing, even though it is not up to Chaplin's usual standards. Interestingly enough, though, he included this film in his filmography published in his autobiography.

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