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The Rink (1916)

After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... A Waiter - Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer
Edna Purviance ... The Girl
James T. Kelley ... Her Father
Eric Campbell Eric Campbell ... Mr. Stout
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman ... Mrs. Stout
Albert Austin Albert Austin ... Cook
Leota Bryan Leota Bryan ... Edna's Friend
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Storyline

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried on in the restaurant). After a roller skate ballet, Charlie (now as Sir Cecil Seltzer) is invited to a party at Edna's. All the "couples", including a new partner for Mr. Stout. show up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rolling Around See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lone Star Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is best known for showcasing Charles Chaplin's roller skating skills. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie goes to lunch, he changes out of his waiter's coat and tie into his "Little Tramp" coat and vest. When he buttons his vest, the buttons and button holes are out of alignment. But when he walks through the restaurant and onto the sidewalk, the buttons and button holes are properly aligned. See more »


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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 H. Shepard, who copyrighted the versions in 1984, and has a music soundtrack composed and performed by Michael D. Mortilla who copyrighted his score in 1989. The running time of this film is 24 minutes. See more »

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Featured in Silent Clowns: Charlie Chaplin (2006) See more »

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Fun Chaplin Comedy
27 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Rink (1916)

*** (out of 4)

Charles Chaplin plays a waiter who when he isn't causing destruction he passes time as a great skater. Everything leads up to him being invited to a party where he runs into a man that he had an issue with earlier.

THE RINK is a pretty darn good film from Chaplin who certainly gets to show off a lot of talent here. I think most people probably remember this film today because certain elements of it ended up being used in MODERN TIMES including some of the cafe gags as well as the skating. Speaking of the skating, man what a talent Chaplin was on the skates! His skating here is certainly the highlight of the picture and especially when you see how graceful he was on them. There are some nice laughs that happen inside the cafe as well.


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