Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the ... See full summary »
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Professor Bosco, a poor flea trainer, rents a bed in a flophouse. Before going to bed, he rallies his troops and once he has made sure his beloved fleas are settled for the night, the ... See full summary »
Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ... See full summary »
Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ashore for cigarettes. As he returns the boat is leaving, but a fat lady has fallen forward with feet on the dock and hands on the deck so Charlie is able rush aboard across her back.Written by
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While Charles Chaplin is having trouble with the automobile at the beginning, a man across the street in the background walks by and stops, then walks back. This man was most probably a studio employee. See more »
As Charlie struggles with the cantankerous car, a pedestrian walks into view on a sidewalk in the background. Either realizing a film is being shot or waved off by the crew, he hastily turns around and walks away. See more »
This movie reminds me of the later Laurel and Hardy film A PERFECT DAY, though the Stan and Ollie film was an awful lot funnier. Part of this is that Chaplin's character is not exactly the "nice guy" he played in later movies and part of it was the choppiness of the film. It was a lot of little vignettes pieced together during a days' outing with the wife and kids. The delicate and artistic touch of his longer and later films just isn't there and, while okay, it's difficult to score this movie as anything other than average. In particular, the very poorly done sequence of the rocking boat was way overdone and and poorly assembled as well. The boat is simply rocking too wildly--most ship-wrecks rock much less. And, at the same time, the water in the background is way too calm. It just looked sloppy.
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