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.
Did You Know?
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
The butler, cook, and thief are obviously played by different actors in the non-Chaplin scenes. See more
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
Referenced in The Chaplin Puzzle