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A Night in the Show (1915)

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Mr. Pest / Mr. Rowdy - in the Balcony
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Storyline

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by Edna. Mr. Rowdy, in the gallery, pours beer down on Mr. Pest and Edna. He attacks patrons, a harem dancer, the singers Dot and Dash, and a fire-eater. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night at the Show See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project thanks to the financial support of The George Lucas Family Foundation, The Film Foundation and The Material World Charitable Foundation. See more »

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After fighting with the fat lady in the fountain, Mr. Pest's clothes are wet, but upon returning to his seat, they have instantly dried up. See more »

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References Fantasmagorie (1908) See more »

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One of my favorites
30 September 2003 | by slashxSee all my reviews

This is one of the first Charlie Chaplin films I ever watched, and still holds as one of my favorites. This is a film you have to watch very closely to appreciate. While there is plenty of the signature slapstick comedy you would expect to see in a Chaplin film, there are many more funny scenes that happen quickly through gestures and facial expressions. To fully experience the hilarity this film offers, you first have to fully understand what is going on, and to remember that the people in the audience are in the wealthy upper-class.


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