Showing posts with label Dough and Dynamite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dough and Dynamite. Show all posts

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.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ad for Dough & Dynamite, 1914

Moving Picture World, October 24th, 1914
 “A Screaming Comedy featuring the imitable Chas. Chaplin”

At this time in Chaplin's career, magazines and newspapers generally referred to him as “Charles” or “Chas”, rather than "Charlie".