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His New Job (1915)

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ARE YOU THERE CHARLIE? See more »

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1 February 1915 (USA) See more »

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Charlie's New Job See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of 14 Essanay Films that Charles Chaplin made after leaving Keystone when Mack Sennett would not meet the comedian's $1000-a-week salary demand. Essanay gave him $1250. This is the only Chaplin film made on location in Chicago. See more »

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A taped "X" on Ben Turpin's neck, used by Charlie to strike a match against, disappears when the gag is over. See more »

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Edited into Mixed Up (1915) See more »

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Chaplin the movie star
28 May 2009 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Another great comedy from Charles Chaplin! This time Charlie plays Film Extra.He tries to get a job in a movie and, after causing a lot of trouble he is told to help the carpenter.But eventually Charlie gets his chance, when an actor doesn't show.Now he gets to act, but first he enters a dice game.And when he finally does act, it means a disaster.His New Job (1915) was Chaplin's first picture for the Essanay studios after Keystone.And he started getting more recognition.Charlotte Mineau does the female lead in this movie, playing Film Star.In the next one (A Night Out) Edna Purviance made her first appearance and was Chaplin's leading lady in many pictures to come.Also the great cross-eyed comedian Ben Turpin is in this movie playing Film Extra, in Anteroom.He had his big break with the help of Chaplin, even though Ben didn't like being under his direction.Leo White plays Actor, Hussar Officer.Robert Bolder is Studio President.Billy Armstrong is Extra.And the big diva, Gloria Swanson is in a small role playing Extra, Stenographer.A lot happens in this movie.We see Chaplin with Ben Turpin desperately fighting on the door, both wanting to see the studio president.And the touching love scene in the movie they're making, and he tears the skirt of the star.And the whole set is in danger when Charlie gets going.That was the genius of Chaplin.He could include so many funny gags in such a short time.


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