1916, Comedy, 24m0 Reviews 50+ Ratings
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May 10, 2018The story here, that of a tailor's assistant who's fired and thereafter finds himself accidentally hobnobbing among "the rich", is a slight affair only meant to hang Chaplin's comedy on. So we get a scene of him nervously measuring a well-endowed woman, quarreling with his oversized boss, and over-pretending airs while dining in society, plus the practically guaranteed chase scene. Nothing stupendous, only a master honing his skills, building on what was to come.Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
Aug 24, 2008It has story, speed and spontaneity. The fun is not forced - it just bubbles out. A good deal of originality prevails and utter respectability. Some squeamish folks may take exception to Charlie Chaplin holding his nose while eating strong cheese, scratching his head with a fork and washing his ears in watermelon juice at the table But these vulgarities pass quickly can be forgotten in the stress of the high comedy of the soup and and dance. Chaplin has his capacity for serious playing, but he is foremost as a clown and here he clowns superbly.Dean M Super Reviewer
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