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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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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:
Laborer:Which way to Christen-zen-zen Street?
[a man points one way, he goes the other]
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
major scenes, minor story, 8 October 2004
Author: Claude Cat from United States

This film is definitely worth seeing for the amazing slapstick sequences, though it doesn't have much of a storyline overall. The killer opening scenes, showing Charlie working at a construction site, had me staring open-mouthed at the screen. I also enjoyed the drunks' night out, the running-after-the-tram scenes, and the bits involving the cats (especially that sausage one).

I was less thrilled with the clichéd character of the rolling-pin-wielding wife. That role seems kind of misogynist to me, plus it opens up way too many questions that the film will never answer--you can't help but wonder how they got together in the first place, etc. And it takes a little of the innocent shine off of Charlie's sighs over Edna Purviance when you find out he's supposed to be married. The Tramp actually seems unusually louche in this picture.

According to David Robinson, this picture boasted some of the first successful night scenes that didn't have to be tinted. I loved the big searchlight that lit up the tram sequence. Sydney Chaplin also contributes some nice comedy. Edna, disappointingly, has a very small role.

This is far from my favorite Chaplin film, but I'm glad I have the DVD, because there are sequences I will enjoy watching over and over (and in slow motion).

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