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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A BUSY DAY, released May 7th, 1914

Directed by Mack Sennett.

Supposedly wearing Alice Davenport's dress, this split reel comedy was Chaplin's first onscreen attempt at female impersonation. However in A Busy Day, Chaplin portrays a female character (the jealous wife of Mack Swain), not a man disguised as a woman. This is also another Keystone that was filmed during an actual event--a military parade in San Pedro--and like Kid Auto Races At Venice, Charlie's character obstructs a newsreel camera and gets into a scuffle with the director (this time played by Mack Sennett).