A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.A jealous wife is chasing her unfaithful husband during a parade, after he starts to flirt with a pretty woman.
- The Other Woman
- Newsreel Film Director
Not a great comedy, but great for historical purposes
A Busy Day is probably one of Chaplin's first comedies (it's at least in his first year of screen acting, 1914). He is not the Tramp, but actually playing a woman, a henpecking wife who drives her husband to another woman. Alas, film comedy had not matured yet, so, like many of its kindred films, A Busy Day contains only the broadest slapstick comedy: woman hits man, man hits woman, woman kicks man in butt, repeat. However, scrolling through this film's alternate titles, I came upon something utterly interesting: one of those alternate titles was The Militant Suffragette!!! I'm not exactly sure when women got the vote (I know that the first presidential election they voted in was 1920), but, judging from that title, this film may have been criticizing (humorously, not seriously) women who wished to have political rights! Now how's that for history!
- Apr 17, 2001
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