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Li’l Abner

Poster for the movie "Li'l Abner"

Li’l Abner becomes convinced that he is going to die within twenty-four hours, so agrees to marry two different girls: Daisy Mae (who has chased him for years) and Wendy Wilecat (who rescued him from an angry mob). It is all settled at the Sadie Hawkins Day race.

Bangville Police

Poster for the movie "Bangville Police"

A young, buxom farm maid overhears two cow-hands talking in the barn, and she’s convinced they’re about to rob her. She barricades herself in a room and calls the police. Her call wakes the chief, who rallies the constabulary and they sets off toward the farm, in steam-car and on foot. Meanwhile, the maid’s parents rush to save her (dad’s waving a pistol), as do neighboring farmers, armed with shotgun, pitchfork, and shovel. Everything points […]

King Kelly of the USA

Poster for the movie "King Kelly of the USA"

A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny–and bankrupt–kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another.

The Marines Are Coming

Poster for the movie "The Marines Are Coming"

Expelled from his lieutenancy in the Marine Corps, Bill Traylor reenlists as a private. His unit is sent to a Latin American country where a rebel leader called The Torch promotes insurrection. There Traylor encounters again Captain Benton, the man responsible for his disgrace and his rival for the love of a girl.

Getting Acquainted

Poster for the movie "Getting Acquainted"

Charlie and his wife are walking in the park when they encounter Ambrose and his wife where they become attracted to each other’s wife and start chasing them around the park. A policeman out looking for a masher also becomes involved.

Cruel, Cruel Love

Poster for the movie "Cruel, Cruel Love"

This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin’s romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.

Dough and Dynamite

Poster for the movie "Dough and Dynamite"

Chaplin and Conklin are working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results.

Gentlemen of Nerve

Poster for the movie "Gentlemen of Nerve"

Mabel and her beau go to an auto race and are joined by Charlie and his friend. As Charlie’s friend is attempting to enter the raceway through a hole, the friend gets stuck and a policeman shows up.

Caught in a Cabaret

Poster for the movie "Caught in a Cabaret"

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret, suffering the strict orders from his boss. He’ll meet a pretty girl in the park, pretending to be a fancy ambassador, despite the jealousy of her fiancée.

Tillie’s Punctured Romance

Poster for the movie "Tillie's Punctured Romance"

Chaplin plays a womanizing city man who meets Tillie (Dressler) in the country after a fight with his girlfriend (Normand). When he sees that Tillie’s father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him. In the city, he meets the woman he was seeing already, and tries to work around the complication to steal Tillie’s money.

Twenty Minutes of Love

Poster for the movie "Twenty Minutes of Love"

Charlie is hanging around in the park, finding problems with a jealous suitor, a man who thinks that Charlie has robbed him a watch, a policeman and even a little boy, all because our friend can’t stop snooping.

Making a Living

Poster for the movie "Making a Living"

Edgar English cons a journalist out of some money. He applies for a job at his newspaper. While the journalist is helping a trapped motorist, Edgar steals the camera with the picture of the accident and rushes back to the paper with it. He steals the headlines. A short pursuit with the police ensues.

Mabel at the Wheel

Poster for the movie "Mabel at the Wheel"

Charlie, competing with his rival’s race car, offers Mabel a ride on his motorcycle but drops her in a puddle. He also kidnaps his rival before the race. But Mabel decides to take the wheels in his place, thus causing a threat to Charlie. As the race progresses, despite a very late start, Mabel manages to gain a lead of three laps. Charlie with his henchmen, tries to sabotage the race by using oil and […]

Mabel’s Busy Day

Poster for the movie "Mabel's Busy Day"

Mabel tries to sell hot dogs at a car race, but isn’t doing a very good job at it. She sets down the box of hot dogs and leaves them for a moment. Charlie finds them and gives them away to the hungry spectators at the track as Mabel frantically tries to find her lost box of hot dogs. Mabel finds out that Charlie has stolen them and sends the police after him. Chaos ensues.

A Thief Catcher

Poster for the movie "A Thief Catcher"

This Keystone comedy features Charlie Chaplin making an extended and very funny cameo as a policeman. Chaplin had claimed in interviews that he’d played a bit-role as a policeman while at Keystone Studios. The film was believed lost and Chaplin’s appearance unknown until a print was discovered in 2010 at a Michigan antique sale.

A Star Is Born

Poster for the movie "A Star Is Born"

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing