the REEL WORLD: 1921
Charlie Chaplin plays two roles in this short
from his days at First National: his famous Little Tramp
(representing the idle poor), and a wealthy husband (representing
the idle rich). The Tramp, considerably less gentlemanly than in
Chaplin's later films, putters around looking for ways to pass the
time. In one long sequence, he plays golf, stealing other players'
golf balls in a lovely bit of slapstick. Of course the Tramp and the
wealthy husband are confused with each other, especially after the
husband finds himself stuck in a suit of armor during a costume
party. Chaplin regulars Edna Purviance, Mack Swain, and Lita Grey
make appearances; it's a silly little romp with some pointed satire.
Fun, but not one of the greats. There are some
QuickTime clips online from the film, including the Tramp's
being pursued by an irate police officer.
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