Marie Dressler

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Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914) starring Marie Dressler, Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand

Buy from Amazon.com In Tillie’s Punctured Romance, Charlie Chaplin is not playing his beloved Little Tramp character.   Instead, he plays a city slicker, a con man who, after a fight with his girlfriend (Mabel Normand), has escaped from the city — a wise guy who sought country lanes when city streets became too hot for him.  He stumbles upon Tillie (Marie Dressler), a homely farm girl whose father has a large bankroll of cash to pay his farm hands.   Cad that Charlie is, he entices Tillie to “borrow” the money and run away with him to the city.   Smitten by his charms, his attention, and his smooth talk, she does exactly that — only to have Charlie abscond with the money and reunite with Mabel at the first opportunity – after getting Tillie drunk at a restaurant. (more…)

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