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Director:
Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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Release Date:
15 December 1919 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Early Chaplin frolic that would be more searchingly examined in Bunuel or Godard. 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:
The house the family appears from is in reality Charles Chaplin's office.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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Early Chaplin frolic that would be more searchingly examined in Bunuel or Godard., 8 December 1999
Author: Darragh O' Donoghue (hitch1899_@hotmail.com) from Dublin, Ireland

Chaplin's shorts are beginning to look very thin - aesthetically, philosophically, comically - especially in comparison to Buster Keaton's melancholy fantasies, but A DAY'S PLEASURE has much to recommend it. Usually the Little Tramp - a disruptive rebel - Charlie is a model bourgeois here, with family and modern appurtenances. Foreshadowings of Bunuel and Godard as the family take a trip, and adverse circumstances force worst bourgeois instincts to surface: especially savage violence. Ship sequence hilarious, especially the woman with pram who dives for an embarking boat.

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