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His New Job (1915)

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Storyline

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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slapstick comedy | hollywood | See All (2) »

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ARE YOU THERE CHARLIE? See more »

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Short | Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie's New Job See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project. See more »

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A taped "X" on Ben Turpin's neck, used by Charlie to strike a match against, disappears when the gag is over. See more »

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Average Chaplin
20 August 2005 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

This fairly routine farce from Chaplin sees his tramp character apply for a job as a film extra with a talent agency, then subsequently cause havoc on the set. Throughout the film he has a running battle with cross-eyed foe Ben Turpin, who provided a foil Chaplin on a number of occasions during Chaplin's time at Essanay. The slapstick is mostly of the spitefully violent type so often provided by the tramp in his earlier incarnations. Odd, really, how lovable this character was considered when, in nine times out of ten, he initiated violent confrontations with unprovoked attacks on others. This is passable entertainment but is not one of Chaplin's best, and is noticeable only for the glimpse it gives us of the early days of film-making.


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