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Pay Day (I) (1922)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  2 April 1922 (USA)
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Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Laborer (as Charlie Chaplin)
Phyllis Allen ...
His Wife
Mack Swain ...
Foreman
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Foreman's Daughter
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Charlie's Friend and Lunch Cart Owner
Albert Austin ...
Workman
John Rand ...
Workman
Loyal Underwood ...
Workman
Henry Bergman ...
Drinking Companion
Al Ernest Garcia ...
Drinking Companion and Policeman
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Storyline

Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals her purse so he can go out for the evening. He has a terrible time getting home on a very rainy night. When he does so he finds his wife waiting for him with a rolling pin. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Short

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2 April 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fizetés napja  »

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(TCM print)

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(Westrex Recording System) (re-issue)|

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1.33 : 1
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Reportedly Charles Chaplin's favorite among his own short films. See more »

Quotes

Foreman: [the Laborer's digging up tiny bunches of dirt] You're working by the hour, not the ounce!
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Follows The Boxing Kangaroo (1920) See more »

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A Short Comedy With Lots of Variety
6 August 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This Chaplin short has a lot of variety and some great moments. The first half is especially good, with some very good material featuring Charlie working at a construction site. There is a part with Charlie laying bricks that you will want to see if you are a Chaplin fan - it must have taken a lot of care and planning to film. The film also gets a lot of mileage out of the service elevator that the crew is using. The second part of the movie is not really as good as the first, mostly in that it relies too much on drunkenness for comic effect, but it also has some good gags. The best moments of this part are with Charlie and his imposing wife.


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