Charlie Chaplin (1916) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie Chaplin (1916)





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A playful department-store floorwalker is besieged by irate customers and his even more irate boss and somehow stumbles his way into foiling a scheme to rob the store. Classic escalator and (oft-copied by other comics) mirror sequences highlight this Charlie Chaplin two-reeler from his most inspired short film series at Mutual.


Eric Campbell
as Store Manager
Edna Purviance
as His Secretary
Lloyd Bacon
as Assistant Manager
Albert Austin
as Shop Assistant
Leo White
as Elegant Customer
Charlotte Mineau
as Beautiful Store Detective
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Audience Reviews for Charlie Chaplin

Classic Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Charlie unwittingly uncovers a department stores' shoplifters and theiving managers' scams. My favourite scenes are on the first filmed escalator in a department store.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Performing in inimitable style on an escalator, or in common parlance, a moving stairway, injecting new "business", such as Charlie Chaplin has not given to the public in previous comedies, producing the film carefully with adequate settings and excellent photography, supported by a well-chosen cast, he proves conclusively that he is without question of doubt the world's greatest comedian. Chaplin possesses that indefinable something which makes me laugh heartily and without restraint at what in others would be called commonplace actions.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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