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A Day's Pleasure (1919)

A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial.

Director:

Charles Chaplin (as Charlie Chaplin)

Writer:

Charles Chaplin (as Charlie Chaplin)
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Father (as Charlie Chaplin)
Edna Purviance ... Mother
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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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 »

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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 »

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not particularly interesting but not bad
13 April 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

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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Country:

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Release Date:

15 December 1919 (USA) See more »

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A Ford Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (re-issue)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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