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Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

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Henry Lehrman

Writer:

Henry Lehrman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Tramp
Henry Lehrman ... Film Director
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Storyline

Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). He succeeds in irritating both the participants and the public. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids Auto Races See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released with a purchased educational short Olives and Their Oil (1914). See more »

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Edited into When Comedy Was King (1960) See more »

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Early Chaplin
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

** (out of 4)

This is a historically important film but it's not a very good one. For the first time we see Charles Chaplin in his Tramp outfit as he causes trouble at a race. There really aren't any laughs in the film but again, it remains interesting because we see Chaplin working out his routine.

Even though the film isn't that good it's still historically important for Chaplin.

Various public domain companies have released the film but for the best quality you should track down the Image release.


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