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The Bank (1915)

TV-G | | Comedy, Short | 9 August 1915 (USA)
Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

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... Janitor
... Stenographer
... Another Janitor
... Cashier
... Bank President (as Charles Insley)
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Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose which she throws in the garbage. Depressed, Charlie dreams of a bank robbery and his heroic role in saving the manager and Edna ... but it is only a dream. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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9 August 1915 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie in the Bank  »

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The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project thanks to the financial support of Susan Harmon and Richard Meyer. See more »

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Edited into Chaplin's Art of Comedy (1968) See more »

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Charlie saves the day and gets the girl
16 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Good Chaplin short with Charlie as a janitor in a bank. Movie consists of 3 parts. First Charlie gets in a fight with another janitor as they don't really help each other. Then we meet Edna, Charlie's secret love, but engaged to a cashier. The third part is when some gangsters try to rob the bank, but then Charlie comes in and saves the day, gaining the respect and love of Edna (or does he?).

Funny slapstick by Charlie, in particular in the last part when he fights of the robbers. Though not his best, certainly great entertainment for Chaplin fans (and boy am I one of them). Great, bittersweet ending as well.

Peculiar thing happened when I turned off my dvd player and the Dutch 'Tros tv-show' was on with Geraldine and young Oona as guests! Now that can't be a coincidence...

Final score: 7/10.


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