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Laughing Gas (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 9 July 1914 (USA)
Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Dentist's Assistant
Fritz Schade Fritz Schade ... Dr. Pain - the Dentist
Alice Howell ... Mrs. Pain - the Dentist's Wife
Slim Summerville ... Pedestrian / Patient
Josef Swickard ... Patient
Mack Swain ... Patient
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Storyline

Charlie pretends to be a dentist though he is only his assistant. When a patient can't stop laughing from the anesthesia Charlie knocks him out with a club. He is sent to the drug store, gets in a fight with a man who (after a brick in the face) becomes another patient, and pulls the skirt off the dentist's wife (who is out walking). At one point Charlie pulls a tooth (the wrong one) using enormous pliers. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is among the 34 short films included in the "Chaplin at Keystone" DVD collection. See more »

Connections

Featured in Drills, Dentures and Dentistry: An Oral History (2015) See more »

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Pasible Chaplin Material
29 May 2019 | by nuts4claraSee all my reviews

A so-so Chaplin entry where the material is not as good as it should be. The interaction with Chaplin and the pretty dental patient is good, but the film as a whole crying out for better slapstick. 6 out of 10 stars.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

9 July 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Busy Little Dentist See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical) | (video)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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