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The New Janitor (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 24 September 1914 (USA)
Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Janitor
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon ... Villainous Manager
Al St. John ... Elevator Boy
Glen Cavender ... Luke Connor - Gambler
Jess Dandy Jess Dandy ... Bank President
Frank Hayes ... Accountant
Peggy Page Peggy Page ... Secretary
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Storyline

Charlie is janitor for a firm the manager of which receives a threatening note about his gambling debts. He throws a bucket of water out the window which lands on his boss and costs him his job. The boss, attempting to steal the money heeds from the office safe, is caught by his secretary and Charlie comes to save her and the money. He is briefly accused of being the thief but ultimately triumphs. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Charlie Chaplin: The Little Tramp (1980) See more »

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The beginning of Charlot's vengeance to defend the oppressed
20 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

Charlot is the school janitor. His troubles range from lifting the basket that drops its contents on the ground to the overthrow of a bucket of water on the director. When the manager is stealing from the safe he is stopped by the secretary, who he silences and lands by force. Charlot arrives and saves her. The police arrive, who initially thinks that Charlot is the culprit. After slapstick and rolling, Charlot is free and receives a reward. Charlot begins to take on the role of man in the cylinder, mustache and long shoes that avenges the oppressed with his strategies and architectures comic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

24 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carlitos Porteiro 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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