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The Rounders (1914)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 7 September 1914 (USA)
Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)

Writer:

Charles Chaplin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... 1st Reveller
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... 2nd Reveller - Charlie's Neighbor
Phyllis Allen Phyllis Allen ... Charlie's Wife
Minta Durfee ... Fatty's Wife
Al St. John ... Bellhop / Waiter
Peggy Page Peggy Page ... (as Miss Page)
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Storyline

Two drunks live in the same hotel. One beats his wife, the other is beaten by his. They go off and get drunk together. They try to sleep in a restaurant using tables as beds and are thrown out. They lie down in a row boat which fills with water, drowning them (a fate apparently better than going home to their wives). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Going Down See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the shots is shown in reverse to give the impression that Arbuckle and Chaplin rush to the edge of a lake and Chaplin almost falls in. As a tipoff to this technique, watch for the man walking backward in the background, and compare the rippling waves in the shot with the direction of the rippling in the following lakeside shot. See more »

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Prelude to the Chaplin' s brilliant dancing distortion
20 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

Two men are mistreated by their wives in their respective rooms and chased out of the house. The two wives and the two husbands confront each other in moments of agitation.The two men go to the restaurant, behaving as if they were at home: one of them spreads his feet, the other leans on another client. Charlot takes a tablecloth as a sheet and lies on the floor. The wives reach the husbands at the restaurant: they beat them and put them on the run. The two men reach a canoe and lie on it sinking into the water. In the movie there are still the chase and slapstick mechanisms, but the episode of the table cover that becomes sheet preludes to the brilliant dancing distortion between Chaplin and the objects.


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