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Behind the Screen (1916)

Behind the Screen





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In Behind the Screen, the seventh of his 12 Mutual Studios two-reelers, Charlie Chaplin pokes some less than gentle fun at his former employer Mack Sennett. Chaplin and Eric Campbell play a couple of bumbling stagehands at Gigantic Picture Studios. They knock each other about, break for lunch, and knock each about again. Pretty Edna Purviance sneaks into the studio disguised as a boy. Chaplin finds out her secret and steals a kiss -- drawing a very suspicious glance from Campbell. The film ends with a combination union strike and slapstick pie fight. Best bit: a temperamental movie comedian refuses to throw a pie without proper "motivation." Chaplin spent so much time achieving perfection in Behind the Screen that Mutual was obliged to apologize to its exhibitors for missing the scheduled release date by two weeks.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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Albert Austin
as Scene Shifter
John Rand
as Scene Shifter
Leo White
as Scene Shifter
Henry Bergman
as Director of History ...
Lloyd Bacon
as Director of Comedies
Tom Wood
as Actor
James T. Kelly
as Cameraman
Charles Chaplin
as Scene Shifter
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I love this silent comedy film and couldn't stop laughing at Charlie Chaplin in many pie-slinging scene that he was never hit in the face with a custard pie. Strongly higher recommended.

Dean McKenna

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One of my favorite Chaplin. I submitted this to be added over a month ago. I can't believe it takes that long to get a movie in their database :/

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