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Easy Street (1917)

Unrated  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  22 January 1917 (USA)
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A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

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Storyline

When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts Eric's head in a gas pipe and anesthetizes him. A hero, he now helps many poor people living on Easy Street. Eric escapes jail, Edna is kidnapped, but Charlie (recharged after sitting on a doper's needle) conquers all. Easy Street is transformed as is Eric. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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22 January 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calle Easy  »

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| (restored) | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Trivia

The lamppost used in the famous scene between Charles Chaplin and Eric Campbell fell on Chaplin during filming, requiring his hospitalization. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chief of Police: [title card] Your beat is Easy Street.
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One of the best Chaplin oldies
12 July 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The genius Charles Chaplin's greatest oldies! Chaplin was a genius as a writer, director, actor and composer. a lot of the funny things in charlie chaplins oldies can you find in old donald duck and mickey mouse shorties. he was the absolutely most talented comedian's of all time. Eric Campbell who is the policeman who chase charlie is in this one the bully who the policeman (charlie) is cha... no he get chased by cambpell is this one two. but it is exchanged roles!


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