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By the Sea (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 29 April 1915 (USA)
It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Charles Chaplin, with his big feet performing their usual mirth-provoking perambulations, wanders down to the sea shore. There is some wind blowing, so Chaplin anchors his hat to his head with a cable. He meets a pedestrian whose hat is similarly attached. The two bump, their hats fly off and they scramble for them. When the hats finally are recovered, each has the wrong one. This causes considerable embarrassment when the two cables go taut as the two men separate. Anger soon takes the place of embarrassment when the cables become hopelessly entangled, and they battle all over the beach. After they have fought themselves weary, they shake hands and decide to have a drink. They get ice cream cones and each insists the other have the honor of paying for them. This is unsatisfactory to the drug clerk and another row starts. They smear each other with ice cream and incidentally bespatter a six-foot dandy, which precipitates still more trouble. While the battle is still in progress ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1915 (USA) See more »

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Charlie by the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Not his best
25 March 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

Although there were some funny things in 'By the Sea' I didn't like it very much. Of course Charlie Chaplin was great in his own way, but it was more predictable than his other shorts, there were less funny moments and the story wasn't a real story. Not a real start and not a real end. For the performance of Chaplin still 7/10.


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