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Between Showers (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 28 February 1914 (USA)
Charlie and another man compete in trying to help a young lady cross a muddy street. The rival finds a wooden plank which Charlie takes from him. They fight over an umbrella belonging to ... See full summary »

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Henry Lehrman

Writer:

Reed Heustis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Masher
Ford Sterling ... Rival Masher
Chester Conklin ... Policeman
Edward Nolan Edward Nolan ... Chivalrous Policeman (as Eddie Nolan)
Peggy Pearce Peggy Pearce ... 1st Lady in Distress (as Velma Pierce)
Emma Clifton Emma Clifton ... 2nd Lady in Distress
Sadie Lampe Sadie Lampe ... Policeman's Lady Friend (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Charlie and another man compete in trying to help a young lady cross a muddy street. The rival finds a wooden plank which Charlie takes from him. They fight over an umbrella belonging to the rival. A policeman settles the dispute, ultimately arresting the rival. An innocent tramp is pushed into the lake. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainy Day See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Emma Bell Clifton was hired by Mack Sennet because she resembled Mabel Normand. Some reviews mistakenly list Normand in the credits of this film and another film featuring Chaplin and Clifton called "A Film Johnnie". See more »

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Featured in The Funniest Man in the World (1967) See more »

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An Early Stage of Evolution.
25 February 2016 | by Robert J. MaxwellSee all my reviews

Chaplin is groomed like the tramp and he looks like the tramp but he could be anybody in this disjointed tale about three mashers, a puddle, and an umbrella.

The editing is poor enough to lose the plot from time to time, if there is a plot that extends beyond the individual slapstick-filled scenes.

The film has a certain slight charm as an historical curiosity. Here it is -- 1914 in Los Angeles, and what looks like Echo Park might have looked in 1914 Los Angeles.

A dog wanders innocently in and out of a scene but nobody cares. The pratfalls are backward somersaults. It's all very casual and lacks poetry.


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