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His Favorite Pastime (1914)

A very plastered fella follows a pretty woman home, and proceeds to make a nuisance of himself.

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George Nichols
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Drunken Masher
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Shabby Drunk
Peggy Pearce ... Wife (as Velma Pearce)
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Husband
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Charlie gets into a fight at his regular bar and finally crawls out under the door. He then boards a streetcar and follows a beautiful lady in a taxi. He breaks into her home. Her husband comes finds him trying to seduce his wife. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Is Thirsty See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lesser Chaplin
2 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

His Favorite Pastime (1914)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Charles Chaplin plays the town drunk who walks into a local bar and starts throwing them down. Soon he can't walk straight but that doesn't stop him from getting on everyone's nerves. The annoying drunk had been done to death by 1914 and it had been done to death by Chaplin even though this was only his seventh movie. I'm really not sure what Chaplin thought of these films but this one here is pretty darn weak from start to finish with very few laughs. Once again we get to see Chaplin stumble around, pick fights and flirt with women who belong to other men. None of this is funny and what's worse is that it appears Chaplin is just sleepwalking through the film. You certainly can't blame here because I didn't see a single attempt at anything even trying to be funny. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle has a small role at the start of the film but just stumbles around as another drunk. Even if laughs could come from drunks, this one here features rather mean drunks, which again just isn't funny.


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