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The Property Man (1914)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 1 August 1914 (USA)
Charlie has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries and a fireman's hose... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chaplin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... The Property Man
Phyllis Allen Phyllis Allen ... Lena Fat
Charles Bennett ... George Ham - Lena's Husband
Jess Dandy Jess Dandy ... Garlico the Strong Man / Man in Audience
Alice Davenport ... Actress
Vivian Edwards Vivian Edwards ... Goo Goo Sister
Cecile Arnold Cecile Arnold ... Goo Goo Sister
Norma Nichols Norma Nichols ... Vaudeville Artist
Joe Bordeaux Joe Bordeaux ... Old Actor
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Charlie has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries and a fireman's hose. At one point he juggles an athlete's supposed weights. The humor is still rough: he kicks an older assistant in the face and allows him to be run over by a truck. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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SYNCHRONIZED WITH SOUND EFFECTS and MUSIC

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Zodiac (2007) See more »

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Too funny to pass for vulgarity
26 December 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel picture of the funny things that happened behind the scenes in a vaudeville theater. There are very few people who don't like these Keystones. They are thoroughly vulgar and touch the homely strings of our own vulgarity. Some of the funniest things in this picture are vulgar they are too vulgar to describe, but are too funny to pass for vulgarity when only seen. They are not the best pictures for a parlor entertainment, that is true. There is some brutality in this picture and we can't help feeling that this is reprehensible. What human being can see an old man kicked in the face and count it fun? - The Moving Picture World, August 15, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

1 August 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie on the Boards See more »

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Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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