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Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ... See full summary »

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Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ashore for cigarettes. As he returns the boat is leaving, but a fat lady has fallen forward with feet on the dock and hands on the deck so Charlie is able rush aboard across her back. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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harpoon | moving van | ship | tar | jazz | See more »

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"A DAY'S PLEASURE". You'll say so! See more »

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Short | Comedy

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15 December 1919 (USA)  »

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The house the family appears from is in reality Charles Chaplin's office. See more »

Goofs

At one point while Charlie Chaplin is stuck in the tar, he has lost his hat. He's still without a hat when the second policeman gets stuck in the tar, but after Chaplin steps out of his shoe and climbs over the two policemen, his hat has returned to the top of his head. See more »

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A DAY'S PLEASURE IS A PLEASURE TO SEE!
7 February 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

A DAY'S PLEASURE is a pleasure to see. It's not on the same level as Chaplin's A DOG'S LIFE or SHOULDER ARMS, but it might be a step above SUNNYSIDE. It really is funny. Chaplin plays a married man. First, he has a time trying to get his car started, then has a load of mishaps aboard a pleasure cruise ship. Finally, the traffic jam sequence is a laugh riot. The usual Chaplin players-Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin, Loyal Underwood, even Jackie Coogan-are all as great as usual. A DAY'S PLEASURE is worth seeing if you're a Chaplin fan. For comedy lovers alone, it might not be as big a treat. Either way, it's funny.


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