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Tango Tangle (1914)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 9 March 1914 (USA)
Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

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Mack Sennett

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Mack Sennett
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Tipsy Dancer
Ford Sterling ... Band Leader
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... Clarinettist
Chester Conklin ... Guest in Police Costume
Minta Durfee ... Guest
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Out of costume, Charlie is a clean-shaven dandy who, somewhat drunk, visits a dance hall. There the wardrobe girl has three rival admirers: the band leader, one of the musicians, and now Charlie.

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1914 (USA) See more »

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Charlie's Recreation See more »

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Keystone Film Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Some sources credit the role of the Hat Check Girl to Minda Durfee; this role is actually played by Sadie Lampe; Durfee plays one of the guests at the dance hall. See more »

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A young girl runs in front of the action during the ballroom scene, while her girlfriend is stopped and hustled off screen by a production assistant. See more »

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Featured in Film Breaks: Charlie Chaplin (1999) See more »

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Early Chaplin without the mustache
17 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a film from Chaplin's first year in films. During this VERY hectic year, he churned out film after film after film for Keystone Studios and the quality of the films are, in general, quite poor. That's because the character of "the Little Tramp" was far from perfected and the films really had no script--just the barest of story ideas. While some Chaplin lovers might think this is sacrilege, all these movies I have seen are pretty lousy. Yes, there are some cute slapstick moments but barely any plot--absolutely NOTHING like the Chaplin we all came to love in his full-length films of the 20s and 30s.

As stated above, Charlie does not sport his usual mustache. The movie is about jealousy and consists of lots of people pushing and punching each other--that's pretty much it!


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