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Caught in the Rain (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 4 May 1914 (USA)
When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his ... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Tipsy Hotel Guest
Mack Swain ... Husband
Alice Davenport Alice Davenport ... Sleepwalking Wife
Alice Howell ... Hotel Guest
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When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and is beat up when her husband rejoins her. He takes a room in their hotel, and she sleepwalks into his room so that when her husband returns from his walk he must go out again to look for her. Charlie returns the lady to her room but must climb out onto the window ledge in a downpour. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Park See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first film that Chaplin wrote and directed entirely on his own. See more »

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just an average early Chaplin short
2 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The early films of Charlie Chaplin just haven't aged well. Despite his well deserved reputation as a comedy genius, most of his very early shorts from 1914-1916 or so are just dreadful by today's standards. They are just too short and amateurish to be or any interest except to film historians or to strange people like me who are trying to see every available Chaplin film.

This film is all to familiar material for the early films with themes involving Charlie being drunk, making passes at married women and Mabel Normand sleepwalking. There is really nothing very original here, but for what it is it is a fairly decent film.


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