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His Musical Career (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 7 November 1914 (USA)
Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart,... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Charlie aka Tom - Piano Mover
Mack Swain ... Mike aka Ambrose - Tom's Partner
Fritz Schade Fritz Schade ... Mr. Rich
Cecile Arnold Cecile Arnold ... Mrs. Rich
Charley Chase ... Piano Store Manager
Frank Hayes ... Mr. Poor
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Storyline

Charlie and his partner are to deliver a piano to 666 Prospect St. and repossess one from 999 Prospect St. They confuse the addresses. The difficulties of delivering the piano by mule cart, and most of the specific gags, appeared later in Laurel and Hardy's "The Music Box". Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie as a Piano Mover See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain remove the piano from the shop where they work, and pause outside to bicker, the shop window reflects a large crowd of bystanders who have stopped to watch the comedians perform for the cameras. See more »

Connections

Edited into Comedy Cocktail (1951) See more »

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A lot of eccentric humor
13 April 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Chas. Chaplin and Ambrose disport themselves in this number as a pair of piano movers. They get a lot of eccentric humor out of this and of course succeed in getting things decidedly mixed. The burro helps in getting laughs. A good number. - The Moving Picture World, November 14, 1914


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