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Phyllis Allen



Rotund screen comedian Phyllis Allen had made quite a splash in vaudeville and musical comedy prior to signing with the Selig company around 1910. Allen, however, enjoyed her greatest popularity at Mack Sennett's slapstick factory Keystone, where she became a favorite foil of the equally burly Mack Swain and appeared as Charles Chaplin's wife in such farces as The Rounders (1914) and Getting Acquainted (1914). She was later found in several of Chaplin's Mutual comedies, including The Adventurer (1917; as the governess), but by 1920 she was supporting the lesser-known Gale Henry in low-budget "Model Comedies." There would be a reunion with Chaplin in the 1922 First National short Pay Day, but Allen's screen work slowed considerably in the early 1920s and her screen career seems to have run its course by the middle of the decade.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Pilgrim
  • Congregation Member
1923
No Score Yet Pay Day
  • Laborer's wife
1922
100% The Kid
  • A Woman
1921
No Score Yet A Fair Exchange
  • Wife
1914
No Score Yet His Trysting Place
  • Ambrose's Wife
1914
No Score Yet Dough and Dynamite
  • Customer
1914
No Score Yet The Rounders
  • Charlie's Wife
1914
No Score Yet The Property Man (Charlie on the Boards ) (Getting His Goat ) (Hits of the Past)
  • Hamlene Fat
1914
No Score Yet A Busy Day
  • The Other Woman
1914
No Score Yet Caught in a Cabaret
  • Dancer
1914
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance
  • Wardress
1914

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