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...
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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
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Restoration work was carried out at Lobster Films laboratory in 2014. Scanned at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.
A Night in the Show (1915) has been restored by Fondazione Cinateca di Bologna and Lobster Films in collaboration with Film Preservation Associates, from a polyester fine grain preserved at The Museum of Modern Art.
Some fragments were added from a di-acetate fine grain and a nitrate print preserved at the Cinémathèque française.
Intertitles have been reconstructed from re-release titles of 1920's found in both 35mm and Kodascope 16mm original elements. See more »
When the snake charmer is near Mr Rowdy, you can see she is barefoot. But, a shot after, she is wearing low heeled boots. See more »
Charlie Chaplin made an odd little short indeed! He plays two different characters--neither of which are his usual "Little Tramp". Instead, he plays two really annoying audience members at a live show. Mr. Pest was a drunk rich guy who acted like he was the only one in the audience--having no regard for others at all during the show--even annoying the performers from time to time. Mr. Rowdy was a poorer guy in the balcony who nearly fell off the balcony several times and was prone to throwing or dropping things. Together, they both helped to ruin the show. While this is all the plot there really is in the film, it's so much fun and there's so much silly slapstick humor that I had a fine time. Usually I like more plot, but funny is funny.
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