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A Day's Pleasure

1919

A Day's Pleasure (1919) is a silent movie written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. Resolution : 692x556 pixels For highest quality download the source mkv file and play with VLC Player. IMDB Link ~~~~ For free intelligent electronic music visit Karakasa Music @ archive.org


A Day's Pleasure (1919) is Charlie Chaplin's fourth film for First National. It was created at the Chaplin Studio. It was a quickly made two-reeler to help fill a gap while working on his first feature The Kid (1921 film). It is about a day outing with his wife and the kids and things don't go smoothly. Edna Purviance plays Chaplin's wife and Jackie Coogan one of the kids. The first scene shows the Chaplin Studio corner office in the background while Chaplin tries to get his car started.

Reception

A Day's Pleasure is almost universally regarded as Chaplin's least impressive First National film. Even contemporary critics were muted in their enthusiasm, as evidenced by this mixed review from the December 8, 1919 New York Times:<blockquote>"Charlie Chaplin is screamingly funny in his latest picture, A Day's Pleasure, at the Strand, when he tries in vain to solve the mysteries of a collapsible deck chair. He is also funny in many little bits of pantomime and burlesque, in which he is inimitable. But most of the time he depends for comedy upon seasickness, a Ford Motors car, and biff-bang slap-stick, with which he is little, if any, funnier than many other screen comedians."</blockquote>

Cast

  • Charles Chaplin - Father
  • Edna Purviance - Mother
  • Marion Feducha - Small Boy (uncredited)
  • Bob Kelly - Small Boy (uncredited)
  • Jackie Coogan - Smallest Boy (uncredited)
  • Tom Wilson (actor) - Large Husband (uncredited)
  • Babe London - His Seasick Wife (uncredited)
  • Henry Bergman - Captain, Man in Car and Heavy Policeman (uncredited)
  • Loyal Underwood - Angry Little Man in Street (uncredited)



Category:1919 films
Category:American films
Category:American silent short films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1910s comedy films
Category:American comedy films
Category:Films directed by Charlie Chaplin

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