The Rink

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A clumsy failure of a waiter, Charlie excels on skates at the roller rink, where he encounters a lovely society girl and a menacing rival before turning the scene into total chaos on wheels. One of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual classics, the film is reworked from a music-hall stage sketch.

Cast

Frank J. Coleman
as Restaurant Manager
Henry Bergman
as Mrs. Stout
James T. Kelly
as Her Father
Charles Chaplin
as A Waiter. Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer
John Rand
as Waiter
Eric Campbell
as Mr. Stout, Edna's Admirer
Albert Austin
as The Cook
Charlotte Mineau
as Friend of Edna
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Audience Reviews for The Rink

  • Oct 23, 2011
    Running at 24 minutes in length, Chaplin's two-reel short "The Rink" a.k.a. "Rolling Around" features Chaplin as both a waiter and on skates throughout this series of misadventures. The short is classic Chaplin and has it's share of gags and slapstick as well as his overall charm and warmth present in all of his character portrayals. This is actually his eighth of the "golden dozen" shorts that he did with Mutual Studios and are every bit as funny and historic as his features!
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2010
    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
  • Dec 20, 2008
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2008
    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 M Super Reviewer

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