Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Laughing Gas


The Last Chaplin Film Is A Countess from Hong Kong


Laughing Gas by Charles Chaplin, 1914:



Charlie, assistant to the dentist "Dr. Pain" / Hits two men in the face with Keystone bricks; they consequently drool broken teeth / Has a day ever passed in the United States where no citizen bashed the tooth of another? / The end goes back to the beginning — in and out of rooms, A Countess from Hong Kong, the final Chaplin film, the one sanctioning bodies don't acknowledge

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Previous pieces on Chaplin at Cinemasparagus:

Making a Living [Lehrman, 1914] / Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal. [Lehrman, 1914] / Mabel's Strange Predicament [Normand, 1914] / Between Showers [Lehrman, 1914] / A Film Johnnie [George Nichols, 1914] / Tango Tangles [Sennett, 1914] / His Favorite Pastime [George Nichols, 1914] / Cruel, Cruel Love [George Nichols, 1914] / The Star Boarder [George Nichols, 1914] / Mabel at the Wheel [Normand and Sennett, 1914] / Twenty Minutes of Love [Chaplin and Maddern, 1914] / Caught in a Cabaret [Chaplin and Normand, 1914] / Caught in the Rain [Chaplin, 1914] / A Busy Day [Sennett, 1914] / The Fatal Mallet [Sennett, 1914] / The Knockout [Sennett, 1914] / Mabel's Busy Day [Sennett, 1914] / Mabel's Married Life [Sennett, 1914]


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