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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Father (as Charlie Chaplin)
Edna Purviance ... Mother
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Storyline

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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His Very Latest-Made by his Own Company See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The house the family appears from is in reality Charles Chaplin's office. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Title Card: Everybody's doing it.
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Connections

Featured in Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) See more »

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Entertaining
18 August 2020 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

It's short and sweet, but Chaplin is in full swing here with his physical comedy and in projecting a screen presence that commands attention. The scenes on the boat on this "day out" are pretty funny, starting from when he boards in a hurry over a face down woman who has her arms stretched out to reach the boat and her toes gripping the dock. The dance with the boat rocking wildly, the guests in various stages of sea sickness, the boxing match Charlie has a guy much bigger than him (initially some blows to the guy's backside as he leans over the railing) ... it's all pretty silly, but highly entertaining. Not everything works and it feels a little fragmentary, but I liked it. I wish it had been fleshed out a little more.


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Country:

USA

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None | English

Release Date:

15 December 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ford Story See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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