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His New Job (1915)

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Charles Chaplin ... Film Extra
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Storyline

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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slapstick comedy | hollywood | See All (2) »

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ARE YOU THERE CHARLIE? See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the first of 14 Essanay Films that Charles Chaplin made after leaving Keystone when Mack Sennett would not meet the comedian's $1000-a-week salary demand. Essanay gave him $1250. This is the only Chaplin film made on location in Chicago. See more »

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A taped "X" on Ben Turpin's neck, used by Charlie to strike a match against, disappears when the gag is over. See more »

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

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just interesting--that's all
7 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of 5 Chaplin that are on the first DVD of Chaplin's Essanay Comedies. In general, compared to volume 2, the shorts on volume 1 aren't as well-made--because the DVDs are arranged chronologically. Chaplin's skill as a film maker and actor appeared to improve through his stay with Essanay Studios.

This short is not particularly memorable in some ways, as there is a very strong reliance on slapstick and very little regard to the development of the plot--something that would change as he made more and more shorts that became more and more plot-driven.

Charlie gets a job working at Lodstone Studios in the short. He is a carpenter but is able to insinuate himself into the films by posing as an actor. The biggest positive of this film is that it gives some insight into the film making process at the time. Other than that, there's little of an great significance to this film.


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Country:

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Release Date:

1 February 1915 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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