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Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

Gentlemen of Nerve [Charlie Chaplin]

Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain Gentlemen of Nerve is a 1914 Keystone one reel silent comedy short film. It stars Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain as four people attending an auto race. Of course, slapstick conflict develops.

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In Those Love Pangs, Charlie and Chester Conklin fight for the affection of several ladies … Over the protests of their boyfriends! This leads to an altercation in a movie theater.

Those Love Pangs [Charlie Chaplin]

Those Love Pangs (1 reel) (released October 10, 1914) In Those Love Pangs, Charlie Chaplin and Chester Conklin fight for the affection of several ladies … Over the protests of their boyfriends! This leads to an altercation in a movie theater.

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Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming

Million Dollar Legs

Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming Synopsis of Million Dollar Legs  In Million Dollar Legs, W. C. Fields is the president of the bankrupt nation of Klopstokia.  He needs 8,000,000 dollars, his daughter falls in love with a brush salesman, and his cabinet wants to overthrow him.  How can he solve all […]

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Between Showers - Charlie Chaplin the Little Tramp trying (and failing) to help a pretty girl across a flooding street

Between Showers, starring Charlie Chaplin

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 […]

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The Face on the Bar Room Floor - starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios

The Face on the Barroom Floor, starring Charlie Chaplin

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. […]

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Charlie Chaplin with Mabel Normand in Caught in a Cabaret.

Caught in a Cabaret

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 […]

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Mabel's Busy Day, starring Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin

Mabel’s Busy Day

Mabel’s Busy Day, starring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand originally released June 13, 1914 Mabel’s Busy Day has Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand returning to auto races, this time as spectators.   Mabel is trying to make some money selling hot dogs.  Mostly unsuccessfully, due to customers that try to walk away with free samples.   […]

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Mabel at the Wheel - Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand

Mabel at the Wheel, starring Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin

Mabel at the Wheel – Charlie Chaplin originally released April 18, 1914 In Mabel at the Wheel, Charlie Chaplin is not playing his familiar tramp clown, but a generic movie villain.   The basic premise has the villainous Charlie trying to win a race by hook or crook, as well as trying to impress Mabel […]

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Twenty Minutes of Love - Charlie Chaplin being kissed by a pretty girl

Twenty Minutes of Love

Twenty Minutes of Love, starring Charlie Chaplin originally released April 20, 1914  Charlie Chaplin is quoted as having said, “All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl.” Twenty Minutes of Love is proof of that statement.   A funny short silent film, Twenty Minutes of Love is, in […]

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The Masquerader - Charlie Chaplin revealing himself as the beautiful woman

The Masquerader, starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle

The Masquerader starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Chester Conklin – originally released August 27, 1914  In The Masquerader, we see Charlie Chaplin playing three different parts: a variation of himself, as an actor at the Keystone Studio as Charlie the Little Tramp and as a female impersonator. The Masquerader begins with Charlie Chaplin and Fatty […]

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