5.2/10
842
10 user 4 critic

Triple Trouble (1918)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 11 August 1918 (USA)
As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent... See full summary »

Directors:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited), Leo White (uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Police (1916)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charles Chaplin, a convict, is given $5.00 and released from prison after having served his term. He meets a man of the church who makes him weep for his sins and while he is weeping takes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Wesley Ruggles
The Adventurer I (1917)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin
The Bank (1915)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
The Count (1916)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
The Rink (1916)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley
The Champion (1915)
Short | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson
The Tramp (1915)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, C. Allen
Pay Day I (1922)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a difficult day at work, a bricklayer tries to enjoy his pay day without his wife knowing.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain
A Woman (1915)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mother, Father and Daughter go to the park. The women dose off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl, blindfolded. Charlie leads him into a lake. Both dozing ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Marta Golden
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Chaplin ... Charlie - The Janitor
Edit

Storyline

As Colonel Nutt is experimenting with explosives, a new janitor is joining his household. The inept janitor proceeds to make life difficult for the rest of staff. Meanwhile, a foreign agent arrives at the house in hopes of getting Col. Nutt's latest invention. The inventor throws him out, so the agent then employs a thug to get the formula. When police head to the Nutt home to start an investigation, a complicated fracas ensues. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

police | inventor | explosion | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 August 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie's Triple Trouble See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Composed of old Charles Chaplin footage and new non-Chaplin material. See more »

Goofs

Two sets of arms can be seen dumping a can of garbage over a fence that Charlie supposedly did by himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 1990s, Chaplin's comedy Police was restored to its full length, reintegrating footage that had been cut out of the original film by Essanay and later used in Triple Trouble. The restored Police was unveiled as part of the documentary _Chaplin Puzzle, The (1992) (TV)_. See more »

Connections

Features Work (1915) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Feeble, But By No Means Chaplin's Fault
26 July 2004 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Although it's a confusing, generally unfunny mess, the feeble quality of "Triple Trouble" is by no means Charlie Chaplin's fault. As others have also pointed out, this "comedy" was patched together at the Essanay Studio from some old, unused Chaplin footage, with some other material thrown in. The piecemeal approach definitely shows - little in the movie makes sense, and there are only a few humorous moments.

The story tries to tie together Chaplin's characters from a couple of other movies, one apparently unreleased, with some other characters whose purpose is never clearly established. Only the presence of Chaplin makes any of it watchable, and the only real interest is to see some old footage of Chaplin that otherwise would not have been released. Just as today's studios continually re-use the same stale plot ideas, apparently in the hope that the public will swallow anything with a familiar name in the cast, so also this seems to have been just an attempt to get one more movie out of Chaplin's name, after he himself had gone on to bigger things.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed