His Favorite Pastime, starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle – March 16, 1914 His Favorite Pastime is one of Charlie Chaplin’s earlier appearances at the Little Tramp. Although he looks like the Little Tramp, he hasn’t quite cemented the character of Charlie the Tramp at this point.
Mabel’s Strange Predicament, starring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand – February 9, 1914 Mabel’s Strange Predicament is a short film, 17 minutes long, starring Mabel Normand, with Charlie Chaplin as the villain of the picture. Mabel Normand was, at the time, a major film star, as well as one of the first female movie directors. […]
Between Showers (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Chester Conklin In this early Charlie Chaplin film, Charlie competes with another man (Ford Sterling, at the time a major comedy film star) in trying to help a pretty young lady cross a muddy street. The two rivals fight over various items in their struggle to […]
The Face on the Barroom Floor – starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios The Face on the Barroom Floor is a different film for Charlie Chaplin – he plays the part of a painter, who loses the woman that he loves to one of the men whose portrait Charlie is painting. […]
Caught in a Cabaret, starring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand originally released April 27, 1914 Caught in a Cabaret is another Mabel Normand film where Charlie Chaplin begins to steal the show. Caught in a Cabaret has Charlie the Little Tramp overworked as a waiter in a cafe, who gets a free hour off from work and […]
A Film Johnnie (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand The Charlie Chaplin short film, A Film Johnnie, has Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp character as a star-struck movie patron. He becomes determined to meet the film heroine that he’s become infatuated with at the Keystone movie studio. Attempting to […]
The Star Boarder – Charlie Chaplin, originally released April 4, 1914 In The Star Boarder, Charlie Chaplin‘s little tramp character is staying at a boarding house, where he is clearly his landlady’s favorite, Much to her husband’s (Edgar Kennedy) displeasure. Barely able to prevent attacking Charlie outright, the husband’s anger only increases when the […]
Mabel’s Married Life, starring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand, originally released June 20, 1914 Mabel’s Married Life is another early Charlie Chaplin comedy from Keystone Studios. By this time, the studio was aware of what a large box office draw Charlie Chaplin was. Which explains why they kept teaming him with Mabel Normand, one of […]