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The Rink (1916)

The Rink





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Charlie Chaplin's 2-reel laugh parade The Rink was based on "Skating," a sketch Chaplin had previously performed while a member of the Fred Karno stage troupe. Chaplin plays a waiter who determines what his customers have had for dinner by checking the food spots on their clothes. After quitting time, Chaplin repairs to the ice skating rink, where his skill and grace catches the eye of pretty socialite Edna Purviance. She invites him to a soiree , where he runs afoul of massive Eric Campbell for the third time that day. A melee results, whereupon Chaplin hooks a passing auto with his cane and makes his escape. The Rink was the eighth of Chaplin's "golden dozen" short subjects filmed during his stay at Mutual Studios.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Lone Star Mutual


Frank J. Coleman
as Restaurant Manager
Henry Bergman
as Mrs. Stout
James T. Kelly
as Her Father
Charles Chaplin
as A Waiter. Posing as ...
John Rand
as Waiter
Eric Campbell
as Mr. Stout, Edna's Ad...
Albert Austin
as The Cook
Charlotte Mineau
as Friend of Edna
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I liked how they had everyone on skates, it was pretty funny, but the story needs more attention in this one, it doesn't have much of a story, and it would have been funnier with a good story behind it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Classic Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Charlie is a clumsy waiter who spends his lunchtime at the roller rink, where he meets his love interest and gets invited to a party.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

There is plenty of fun provided by Charlie Chaplin on the rollers and he displayed a surprising cleverness on them. A number of funny falls occurred as was looked for, with Charlie outshining and outwitting any of the others on the floor. When he couldn't trip the "big guy" who was attempting to cop his girl, he used his old standby, the bamboo cane.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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