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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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Solidly amusing with a couple of real good laughs See more (16 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:0 | 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:
Miscellaneous: As Charlie struggles with the cantankerous car, a pedestrian walks into view on a sidewalk in the background. Either realizing a film is being shot or waved off by the crew, he hastily turns around and walks away.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Solidly amusing with a couple of real good laughs, 4 May 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

With a fun day ahead of them, a man, his wife and two young sons load up the car and prepare to head out. After some significant problems actually getting the car to go, they board the pleasure boat for an exhausting but fun voyage. And f course what fun family outing would be complete without traffic chaos to close it out? I've not actually watched that many Charlie Chaplin films you know. I can think of a handful off the top of my head that I saw a year or so ago but other than that not really and certainly I'm remiss in seeing some of his classic films. Fortunately an arts channel recently gave me a full afternoon to catch up, showing several classic film as well as some shorts – one of which was this. A Day's Pleasure takes a couple of situations to make for a family outing and produces some genuinely funny moments out of them. Sad to say that the film is not funnier but when I wasn't actually laughing (which was the majority) it was still amusing.

This is almost entirely down to Chaplin himself, who did everything but make the tea in this film according to the credits. Physically he has great comic movement and just the sight of him coming down the steps at the start warmed me. Not all the routines are that funny but all of them are well delivered by him, while the supporting cast of Wilson, Bergman and others all do well. The end result is an amusing short film that is consistently amusing with a few good laughs. Modern viewers not interested to begin with won't be won over but regardless it is amusing and has stood up well in terms of entertainment value.

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