Sunday, October 26, 2014

DOUGH & DYNAMITE, released October 26th, 1914

The idea for Dough and Dynamite emerged out of a sequence intended for Those Love Pangs. Chaplin wisely chose to expand the scenes into a separate film (which was completed before Those Love Pangs but released later). The result is one of the best films Chaplin had made up to that time.


Although Chester Conklin was only three years older than Chaplin,
 he always seemed much older to me because of his costume.
The great Phyllis Allen.
The dough in this film seems to take on a comedy life of its own--
sort of like Charlie's cane in his other films. 
"The Fatal Loaf"
Charlie makes bagels by swinging the dough around his wrist like a bracelet.

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