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Tango Tangle (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 9 March 1914 (USA)
Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

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Mack Sennett

Writer:

Mack Sennett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Tipsy Dancer
Ford Sterling ... Band Leader
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Clarinettist
Chester Conklin ... Guest in Police Costume
Minta Durfee Minta Durfee ... Guest
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Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie's Recreation See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some sources credit the role of the Hat Check Girl to Minda Durfee; this role is actually played by Sadie Lampe; Durfee plays one of the guests at the dance hall. See more »

Goofs

The tie and collar Ford Sterling removes while fighting with Charlie re-appears in the next shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) See more »

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Tango Tangles was a rare look at Charlie Chaplin without his mustasche or Tramp costume
12 June 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In this short, another one of the early ones Charlie Chaplin made for Mack Sennett, he's clean shaven and is nothing like his Little Tramp character. Well, except here he's just as drunk as you'd expect him to be in these early efforts. His beginning scenes are quite amusing as he seems to be at a real dance hall happening as he tries to woo some ladies and keeps slipping and tripping himself. But all that happens afterwards results in some nonsense about fighting over a pretty girl that happen to be also pursued by musicians Ford Sterling and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. As a result, I didn't think the rest was all that funny and in fact was repetitious though it was nice to see Arbuckle do some falls himself. So on that note, Tango Tangles is worth a look and nothing else.


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