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Caught in the Rain

Caught in the Rain – Charlie Chaplin short film originally released May 4, 1914

Caught in the Rain is another early Charlie Chaplin film from Keystone Studios, where the character of Charlie the little tramp isn’t quite what we’re used to from his later work.   Slightly tipsy, Charlie tries to make time with Alice Davenport‘s character, unaware that she’s married, leading to his being beaten up by her husband, Mack Swain.

Later that night in the hotel where he’s staying, a sleepwalking Alice comes into his room, and Charlie tries to get her back into her own room while avoiding her prowling husband, ending up with the married couple happily reunited, but with poor Charlie trapped out on a window ledge in a downpour.  Hence the title.

Caught in the Rain - Charlie Chaplin short film originally released May 4, 1914

Caught in the Rain – Charlie Chaplin short film, co-starring Alice Davenport and Mack Swain

Trivia for Caught in the Rain starring Charlie Chaplin

  • Also released as:
    • At It Again
    • Charlot y la sonámbula (Spain)
    • De kvinnorna, de kvinnorna (Sweden)
    • In the Park (USA) (reissue title)
    • Who Got Stung?
  • This is the first film that Chaplin wrote and directed entirely on his own.

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