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Triple Trouble (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 11 August 1918 (USA)
As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent... See full summary »

Directors:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited), Leo White (uncredited)
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Charles Chaplin ... Charlie - The Janitor
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As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent arrives at the house in hopes of getting Col. Nutt's latest invention. The inventor throws him out, so the agent then employs a thug to get the formula. When police head to the Nutt home to start an investigation, a complicated fracas ensues. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short

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Trivia

The film is composed of fragments filmed, but not used, in two of Charles Chaplin's movies, namely Work (1915) and Police (1916), and footage from a third never released film, "Life". See more »

Goofs

The butler, cook, and thief are obviously played by different actors in the non-Chaplin scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 1990s, Chaplin's comedy Police was restored to its full length, reintegrating footage that had been cut out of the original film by Essanay and later used in Triple Trouble. The restored Police was unveiled as part of the documentary _Chaplin Puzzle, The (1992) (TV)_. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chaplin Puzzle (1992) See more »

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confusing and way sub-par,...and NOT Chaplin's fault
17 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Charlie Chaplin left Essanay studios after about a year because the studio "big wigs" began cutting and splicing his films even after he was guaranteed control over his films. They reneged on the bargain, so Chaplin sued (unsuccessfully).

About two years after his break, some idiots at Essanay had the sleazy idea of taking deleted film scenes, his last previous complete Essanay short (POLICE, 1916) and splicing in some NEW scenes to make a "new" Chaplin short. The result, while not 100% horrible, is a confusing mess of a story compared to other Chaplin shorts. Plus, it just seemed wrong to even release the film. My advice is see it to see what this final product looked like from a historical perspective but don't see it for its artistic merit.


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11 August 1918 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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