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.
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During the making of this film, Chaplin discovered that he had a talent of injecting real emotional power into his work. That proved plain when an observing actress began weeping during shooting at the pathos of a scene where the fired janitor is pleading with his boss to get his job back. See more