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 ...
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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
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Restoration work was carried out at Lobster Films in 2014.
His New Job (1915) has been restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Lobster Films in collaboration with Film Preservation Associates, from two nitrate prints preserved at the British Film Institute and a nitrate dupe negative in the Blackhawk Collection preserved at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Intertitles have been reconstructed from surviving original titles and re-release titles of the 1920's found in both 35mm and Kodascope 16mm original elements. See more »
A taped "X" on Ben Turpin's neck, used by Charlie to strike a match against, disappears when the gag is over. See more »
How appropriate that after leaving The Keystone Studios Charles Chaplin's first picture with the Essanay Studios was titled 'His New Job'. Although, new job in the new studio where Chaplin was allowed more creative freedom, this movie is nothing spectacular. The plot is quite loose and Chaplin uses all his old tricks he became known in the Keystone pictures. Chaplin's Tramp is still quite far from the loveable fella whom the world learned to admire. For me, the other silent comedy giant, Ben Turpin, managed to steal the whole show from Chaplin in this one. The fictional movie company in the movie was named Lockstone, an obvious jab at The Keystone. Not quite the riot fun like the poster promises neither it's very memorable but entertaining movie nonetheless. This movie is the first where Charles Chaplin starts to shine as a director.
Gloria Swanson also makes a screen appearance - the girl Chaplin is having a conversation with at the beginning of the movie.
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