7.1/10
2,898
25 user 13 critic

One A.M. (1916)

A drunken homeowner has a difficult time getting about in his home after arriving home late at night.

Director:

Charles Chaplin

Writer:

Charles Chaplin
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Drunk
Albert Austin ... Taxi Driver
Edit

Storyline

Drunk as a skunk, Charlie arrives home by taxi after a wild night out, only to realise that he has lost his key. Now, as an open window becomes the entrance, practically every single item or piece of furniture--including a possessed Murphy bed--becomes a formidable and insurmountable obstacle standing in his way, and working against him. Can't a man find peace at 1 o'clock in the morning? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Charlie knows it's only 1 o'clock, for he heard the clock strike one several times. (Print Ad-Duluth Herald, ((Duluth, Minn.)) 12 August 1916) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Artie Shaw and Bunny Berigan play on the 1934 Van Beuren reissue soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

Despite the title, it is clearly daytime when Chaplin arrives home in a cab. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drunk: [title card] They should build these handles nearer the door.
See more »

Alternate Versions

Kino International distributes a set of videos containing all the 12 Mutual short films made by Chaplin in 1915 - 1917. They are presented by David Shepard, who copyrighted the versions in 1984, and has a music soundtrack composed and performed by Michael Mortilla who copyrighted his score in 1989. The running time of this film is 22 minutes. See more »

User Reviews

 
Gorgeous in its simplicity.
8 October 2019 | by eminklSee all my reviews

Chaplin plays at one a.m. a wealthy man coming home. After a drinking night, he finds an obstacle in his way to getting to bed. Chaplin performs a hilarious one-man show in this famous slapstick short, showing not only his comedy ability but also his incredible creativity in his interaction with each prop and inch of the set. Gorgeous in its simplicity.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Instagram

Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

7 August 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lone Star Corporation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed