Caught in a Cabaret
Caught in a Cabaret is a 1914 short comedy film written and directed by Mabel Normand and starring Normand and Charles Chaplin. Chaplin plays a waiter, he is invited to a garden party where he gets in trouble with the girl's jealous boyfriend. Mabel Normand mentored her young co-star. Mabel Normand - Mabel Charles Chaplin - Waiter Harry McCoy - Lover Chester Conklin - Waiter Edgar Kennedy - Cafe proprietor Minta Durfee - Dancer Phyllis Allen - Dancer Josef Swickard - Father Alice Davenport - Mother Gordon Griffith - Boy Alice Howell - Party Guest Hank Mann - Cabaret Patron Mack Swain - Big Tough Man Billy Gilbert - Cabaret Patron Wallace MacDonald - Party guest Moving Picture World's review said, "This is another two-reel comedy manufactured in Mack Sennett's comical factory out in Californy State, it caused so much laughter you couldn't hear what the actors was talkin'. Charles Chaplin was the leading fun maker." A reviewer for the New York Dramatic Mirror wrote, "Superlatives are dangerous epithets when dealing with pictures.
For that reason it is unwise to call this the funniest picture, produced, but it comes mighty close to it." Charlie Chaplin filmography List of American films of 1914 Caught in a Cabaret on IMDb Caught in a Cabaret on YouTube Caught in a Cabaret is available for free download at the Internet Archive
Laughing Gas (1914 film)
Laughing Gas is a 1914 film starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is known as Busy Little Dentist and Out, Laffing Gas, The Dentist, Tuning His Ivories. We are told, he arrives at work where the patients are waiting. He joins the tiny second dental assistant in the back room, they have a brief squabble Charlie goes to the waiting room to clean the floor with a carpet sweeper. He bumps into a further squabble starts. Back to the rear room for more squabbling; the dentist arrives, his first patient goes in in pain. The dentist prepares the nitrous oxide anaesthesic. With the man unconscious he pulls his tooth, but he can't get him to wake up, he calls for Charlie. Charlie tries to wake him and tries hitting his head with a mallet; the man starts laughing. Charlie knocks him out with the mallet; the dentist returns and Charlie is sent to the drug store to get a prescription. After more fighting with the patients he goes from Dr Pain's surgery to the Sunset Pharmacy, he strikes a man standing at a news-stand outside.
He looks at a woman and Charlie kicks him in the stomach before chasing the woman himself, an incident occurs where she loses her skirt and runs off in embarrassment. He continues fighting with the man, who receives a brick in the face, thus becoming another dental patient. A second brick hits a passer-by losing him a tooth. Meanwhile, the dentist gets a phone call from his maid to say his wife has had an "accident" and he goes home. Charlie returns to find the surgery empty, he picks the prettier of the two female patients in the waiting room. The other lady leaves. Charlie flirts with her and looks closely into her mouth, stealing kisses. Meanwhile, the two men struck by bricks arrive; the girl leaves. The tall passerby goes in next. Charlie uses a huge pair of pliers to remove another tooth. With all the noise the news-stand victim enters and a final fight ensues. A reviewer from Motion Picture News wrote, "Besides getting into a fight with two of his master's patients and getting in the way, doesn't do anything except create roars of laughter."
Charles Chaplin - Dentist's Assistant Fritz Schade - Dr. Pain, the Dentist Alice Howell - Dentist's Wife Joseph Sutherland - Short Assistant Slim Summerville - Patient Josef Swickard - Patient Mack Swain - Patient Gene Marsh - Patient List of American films of 1914 Laughing Gas on YouTube Laughing Gas on IMDb Laughing Gas is available for free download at the Internet Archive
His Favourite Pastime
His Favourite Pastime is a 1914 American comedy film starring Charlie Chaplin. Charlie gets drunk in the bar, he steps outside, meets a pretty woman, tries to flirt with her, only to retreat after the woman's father returns. Returning to the bar, Charlie engages in rogue behaviors with others, he leaves the bar, sees the woman leaving, follows the woman home, proceeds to make a nuisance of himself getting kicked out of the house. Although Chaplin had only been making comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Studio for less than two months when this film was released in March 1914, a reviewer from Moving Picture World recognized Chaplin's merry-making talents, he wrote, "The comedian, is clever. In fact, the best one Mack Sennett has sprung on the public, he is a new one and deserves mention." Motion Picture news was full of praise for His Favorite Pastime. Its reviewer wrote, "If there is an audience any where that does not roar when they see this comedy, they cannot be in full possession of their wits.
It is the funniest thing the Keystone Company has put out, this is not written by a press agent. Mr. Chaplin has introduced a number of funny actions that are original to the American stage." Charles Chaplin - Drunken masher Roscoe'Fatty' Arbuckle - Shabby drunk Peggy Pearce - Beautiful lady List of American films of 1914 Charlie Chaplin filmography Fatty Arbuckle filmography The short film His Favourite Pastime is available for free download at the Internet Archive His Favourite Pastime on IMDb His Favourite Pastime on YouTube
Lloyd Francis Bacon was an American screen and vaudeville actor and film director. As a director he made films in all genres, including westerns, comedies, gangster films, crime dramas, he was one of the directors at Warner Bros. in the 1930s who helped give that studio its reputation for gritty, fast-paced "torn from the headlines" action films. And, in directing Warner Bros.' 42nd Street, he joined the movie's song-and-dance-number director, Busby Berkeley, in contributing to "an instant and enduring classic transformed the musical genre." Bacon was born on December 4, 1889 in San Jose, the son of actor Frank Bacon. The co-author and star of the long-running Broadway show Lightnin', Jennie Bacon. Bacon attended Santa Clara University, would include highlights from the Bronco Football program in the end of his famous film, Knute Rockne, All American. Bacon started in films as an actor with Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy Anderson and appeared in more than 40 total; as an actor, he is best known for supporting Chaplin in such films as 1915's The Tramp and The Champion and 1917's Easy Street.
He became a director and directed over 100 films between 1920 and 1955. He is best known as director of such classics as 1933's 42nd Street and Footlight Parade, 1937's Ever Since Eve, 1938's A Slight Case of Murder with Edward G. Robinson, 1939's Invisible Stripes with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart, 1939's The Oklahoma Kid with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, 1940's Knute Rockne, All American with Pat O'Brien and Ronald Reagan, 1943's Action in the North Atlantic with Humphrey Bogart, 1944's The Fighting Sullivans with Anne Baxter and Thomas Mitchell, he directed Wake Up and Dream. Bacon died on November 15, 1955 of a cerebral hemorrhage and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. At the time of his death, he was survived by his two ex-wives, son and daughter, Betsey. For his contributions to the film industry, Bacon was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star in 1960, his star is located at 7011 Hollywood Boulevard. The Champion A Jitney Elopement The Tramp The Bank The Floorwalker The Fireman The Vagabond Behind the Screen The Rink Easy Street Square Deal Sanderson Wagon Tracks The Blue Bonnet The House of Intrigue The Feud The Midlanders The Broken Gate Smudge Broken Hearts of Hollywood Private Izzy Murphy No Defense 42nd Street Footlight Parade Mary Stevens, M.
D. Son of a Sailor Cain and Mabel Ever Since Eve A Slight Case of Murder The Oklahoma Kid Brother Orchid Knute Rockne, All American Action in the North Atlantic The Fighting Sullivans Wake Up and Dream It Happens Every Spring Golden Girl The French Line Lloyd Bacon on IMDb Lloyd Bacon at AllMovie A Guide to Lloyd Bacon Lloyd Bacon at Find a Grave
Tango Tangles is a 1914 American film comedy short starring Charles Chaplin and Roscoe Arbuckle. The action takes place in a dance hall, with a drunken Chaplin, Ford Sterling, the huge and acrobatic Arbuckle fighting over a girl; the supporting cast features Chester Conklin and Minta Durfee. The picture was written and produced by Mack Sennett for Keystone Studios and distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. In Tango Tangles, Charlie Chaplin appears without makeup and his usual mustache, baggy pants, oversized shoes; the film was shot at a dance hall without any sort of formal script. Mack Sennett, in his 1954 autobiography King of Comedy, said of the impromptu nature of Tango Tangles, "We took Chaplin, Sterling and Conklin to a dance hall, turned them loose, pointed a camera at them, they made funny, and, it." Tango Tangles marked the last time that Ford Chaplin appeared in the same film. Sterling had decided to leave Keystone where he had gained most of his fame as the chief of the Keystone Cops.
The movie publication Bioscope wrote of Tango Tangles, "Jealousy in a dance room ends in a fight, engaged by the dancers and attendants." Another reviewer in The Cinema wrote, "The ballroom is soon converted into a battlefield which results in this Keystone being a real scream." Charles Chaplin - Tipsy Dancer Roscoe Arbuckle - Clarinettist Ford Sterling - Band leader Chester Conklin - Guest in Police Costume Minta Durfee - Guest Charles Avery... Guest in Straw Hat Glen Cavender... Drummer in band / Guest in Cone Hat Alice Davenport... Guest with Man in Overalls Billy Gilbert... Guest in cowboy hat William Hauber... Flutist Bert Hunn... Guest George Jeske... Cornet Player / Guest with Bow Tie Edgar Kennedy... Dance Hall Manager Sadie Lampe... Hat Check Girl Hank Mann... Guest in Overalls Harry McCoy... Piano Player Rube Miller... Guest Pushed Away Dave Morris... Dance Organizer Eva Nelson... Guest with Man in Cone Hat Frank Opperman... Clarinetist / Guest Peggy Pearce... Guest Al St. John... Guest in Convict Costume List of American films of 1914 Charlie Chaplin filmography Fatty Arbuckle filmography Tango Tangles on IMDb Tango Tangles on YouTube
San Francisco the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most populous in California, with 884,363 residents as of 2017, it covers an area of about 46.89 square miles at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, the fifth-most densely populated U. S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area; as of 2017, it was the seventh-highest income county in the United States, with a per capita personal income of $119,868. As of 2015, San Francisco proper had a GDP of $154.2 billion, a GDP per capita of $177,968. The San Francisco CSA was the country's third-largest urban economy as of 2017, with a GDP of $907 billion.
Of the 500+ primary statistical areas in the US, the San Francisco CSA had among the highest GDP per capita in 2017, at $93,938. San Francisco was ranked 14th in the world and third in the United States on the Global Financial Centres Index as of September 2018. San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi; the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856. San Francisco's status as the West Coast's largest city peaked between 1870 and 1900, when around 25% of California's population resided in the city proper. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a major port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater.
It became the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, significant immigration, liberalizing attitudes, along with the rise of the "hippie" counterculture, the Sexual Revolution, the Peace Movement growing from opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States. Politically, the city votes along liberal Democratic Party lines. A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf, its Chinatown district. San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Gap Inc. Fitbit, Salesforce.com, Reddit, Inc. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation and Weather Underground.
It is home to a number of educational and cultural institutions, such as the University of San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the De Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences. As of 2019, San Francisco is the highest rated American city on world liveability rankings; the earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. The Yelamu group of the Ohlone people resided in a few small villages when an overland Spanish exploration party, led by Don Gaspar de Portolà, arrived on November 2, 1769, the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay. Seven years on March 28, 1776, the Spanish established the Presidio of San Francisco, followed by a mission, Mission San Francisco de Asís, established by the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the area became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the mission system ended, its lands became privatized.
In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, near a boat anchorage around what is today Portsmouth Square. Together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7, 1846, during the Mexican–American War, Captain John B. Montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, Mexico ceded the territory to the United States at the end of the war. Despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography; the California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers. With their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849; the promise of great wealth was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor.
Some of these 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels.
The Fatal Mallet
The Fatal Mallet is a 1914 American-made motion picture starring Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand. The film was written and directed by Mack Sennett, who portrays one of Chaplin's rivals for Normand's attention; the Fatal Mallet is one of more than a dozen early films that writer/director/comedian Mabel Normand made with Charles Chaplin. Three men will fight for the love of a charming girl. Charlie and one other suitor teams up against the third, play dirty, throwing bricks and using a mallet. However, Charlie double-crosses his partner, thus losing the girl in the end. A reviewer for Moving Picture World said of The Fatal Mallet, "This one-reeler proves that hitting people over the head with bricks and mallets can sometimes be made amusing." A reviewer for Bioscope positively wrote, "Though rivals in love for the beautiful Mabel Normand, Charles Chaplin and Mack Sennett combine to rid themselves of a third poacher on their preserves, the employment of a deadly mallet gives these indescribable comedians the opportunity for another genuinely funny farce."
Charles Chaplin - Suitor Mabel Normand - Mabel Mack Sennett - Rival suitor Mack Swain - Another rival List of American films of 1914 Charlie Chaplin filmography The Fatal Mallet on IMDb The Fatal Mallet is available for free download at the Internet Archive The Fatal Mallet on YouTube