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Release Date:
2 April 1922 (USA) See more »
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Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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extremely well choreographed stunts and interesting throughout See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Chaplin ... Laborer (as Charlie Chaplin)
Phyllis Allen ... His Wife
Mack Swain ... Foreman

Edna Purviance ... Foreman's Daughter

Syd Chaplin ... 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

Directed by
Charles Chaplin  (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
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Charles Chaplin  (as Charlie Chaplin)

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin (1971) (as Charlie Chaplin)
 
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Reisner .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Wilson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mother Vinot .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric James .... music associate (1971)
Eric Rogers .... conductor (1971)
Eric Rogers .... orchestrator (1971)
 
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)
 
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Runtime:
USA:21 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (re-issue) | Silent
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
This is Charles Chaplin's final short film.See more »
Quotes:
Foreman:[the Laborer's digging up tiny bunches of dirt] You're working by the hour, not the ounce!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chaplin Today: The Kid (2003) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
extremely well choreographed stunts and interesting throughout, 3 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film has some highly imaginative and well-timed stunts--all revolving around Charlie's job at a construction site. All the near-falls and accidents remind me of Sweet Pea from POPEYE cartoons--as the baby is nearly killed again and again but miraculously escapes. In Chaplin's case, it involved a funny sequence when he ALMOST falls down an elevator many times, dropping objects accidentally on those below and a really interesting sight gag involving guys throwing bricks up to Charlie who catches this with complete ease (it was done by running the film backwards). Later, Charlie's hideous and scary wife is introduced and it goes from a work comedy to a domestic one. In a way, this was a minor disappointment, as I preferred the faster paced work stunts, but all-in-all this is a funny and well executed short.

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