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Director:
Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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Release Date:
15 December 1919 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
His Own fourth Million Dollar Comedy See more »
Plot:
Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Forced See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Chaplin ... Father (as Charlie Chaplin)

Edna Purviance ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C. Allen ... Jazz Musician (uncredited)
Naomi Bailey ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Sallie Barr ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Henry Bergman ... Captain / Man in Car / Heavy Policeman (uncredited)
True Boardman ... Man on Boat (uncredited)
James Bryson ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)

Jackie Coogan ... Smallest Boy (uncredited)
Dixie Doll ... Woman on Boat (uncredited)
Charles S. Drew ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Elmer Ellsworth ... Man in Street Scene (uncredited)
Marion Feducha ... Small Boy (uncredited)
Leroy Finnegan ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Mrs. Fowler ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Warren Gilbert ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
J.A. Irvin ... Jazz Musician (uncredited)
Bob Kelly ... Small Boy (uncredited)
Toraichi Kono ... Chauffeur in Street Scene (uncredited)
Raymond Lee ... Man on Boat (uncredited)
Babe London ... Large Husband's Seasick Wife (uncredited)
Nancy Mix ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Louise Muma ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Dorothy Oliver ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Granville Redmond ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Alfred Reeves ... Man in Street Scene (uncredited)
Charles Reisner ... Man in Street Scene (uncredited)
Jean Riley ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Mrs. Roos ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Sylvia Sarto ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
Elsie Sindora ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
E. Sorral ... Jazz Musician (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso ... Man in Street Scene (uncredited)
Loyal Underwood ... Angry Little Man in Street (uncredited)
Jessalyn Van Trump ... Woman in Street (uncredited)
John Williams ... Jazz Musician (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Large Husband on Boat (uncredited)
Tom Wood ... Man Used as Gangplank (uncredited)
Elsie Young ... Boat Passenger (uncredited)
K. Zimmerman ... Man on Boat (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin  (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin (written by) (as Charlie Chaplin)

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin (1973) (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Charles D. Hall (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Reisner .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
H. Wenger .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mother Vinot .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Jones .... music associate (1973)
Eric Rogers .... conductor (1973)
Eric Rogers .... orchestrator (1973)
 
Transportation Department
Toraichi Kono .... driver: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nellie Bly Baker .... secretary: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
Elsie Codd .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Tom Harrington .... assistant: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Ford Story" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
24 min (26.3 fps) | 18 min (18.9 fps) | USA:17 min (TCM print)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (re-issue) | Silent
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Ontario) | Germany:o.Al. | UK:U | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While Charles Chaplin is having trouble with the automobile at the beginning, a man across the street in the background walks by and stops, then walks back. This man was most probably a studio employee.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Forced, 29 August 2005
Author: Cineanalyst

"A Day's Pleasure" has a story and plot. In this one, Charlie Chaplin plays a family man, and they have a day of misadventures beginning with some trouble starting their automobile, then sea sickness on a cruise and, finally, they have difficulties passing a traffic crossing. The problem with the story and plot isn't that it's simple or episodic; the problem is that it's uncharacteristic of Chaplin. It would be a completely acceptable, perhaps even above average, two-reeler for any lesser comedian. Although everyone was a lesser comedian (at least in 1919), I mean those who didn't rise above these kinds of slapstick shorts.

Those like Laurel and Hardy would become masters of them, but films such as "A Day's Pleasure" were no longer the best Chaplin could do. He was already working on "The Kid", and it seems he wasn't very interested in shorter and simpler films anymore. First National demanded product, however, and so Chaplin rushed and forced out "A Day's Pleasure". And, it shows.

This is still pleasant to watch (it'd have been difficult to make this kind of picture unpleasant), and one may find plenty of laughs in it, but Chaplin was aiming, by now, for more than humor, and he could also be a lot funnier. His breakthrough, "The Kid", reflects that.

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