|His New Profession|
|Director: Charlie Chaplin ♦ Producer: Mack Sennett ♦ Writer: Charlie Chaplin ♦
Cinematography: Frank D. Williams ♦ Editor: Charlie Chaplin
Released: 31 August 1914
Keystone Film Company / 1-reel (silent short)
|Charlie meets a couple and agrees to care for the man's crippled uncle. After the couple breaks up the man's new girl drops some eggs which Charlie slips on while trying to control the wheelchair. Charlie sets up the uncle near another wheelchair on a jetty, from which he lifts a beggar's cup and "invalid" sign. These he places with the uncle, and money begins to roll in. Charlie takes the money and buys himself a drink. Returning, he gets to know the abandoned young woman. After pushing the uncle and his chair into the drink and battling the beggar and two policemen (one of whom arrests the uncle), Charlie beats up his rival and gets the girl.
•Although this is a Charlie Chaplin film, its inclusion on the website is primarily due to the appearance of Charley Chase.
Did you notice?
Girl with eggs
|Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Bartender smoking cigar
Bar patron in undershirt
Smile When The Raindrops Fall by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds (book)
Chris Seguin (screenshots)
Ed Stephan (review - as published on IMDb)