Showing posts with label His Trysting Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label His Trysting Place. Show all posts

Monday, November 9, 2015

HIS TRYSTING PLACE, released November 9th, 1914

Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

Mabel Normand is brilliant as the frazzled wife and mother. 
"Here, play with this [a gun!]"
This is not the first film to show Charlie with a wife,
but it is the first to show him in a domestic situation.
Charlie tries to shield himself from Mack Swain's sloppy eating.
After a brawl with Mack Swain at the restaurant, Charlie accidently takes his coat,
 and vice versa.
Due to the coat mix-up, Mabel thinks Charlie is "trysting" with Phyllis Allen.
And you can imagine what Phyllis is thinking when she finds a baby bottle in her "husband's" coat.
But all's well that ends well...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

His Trysting Place, released November 9th, 1914

Charlie plays husband (to Mabel Normand) and father in His Trysting Place

Charlie once said in passing that he based this short on one of his father’s old vaudeville songs, but he never said which one. Harry Geduld, in his book Chapliniana, believes the song to be “Eh! Boys?” based on the sheet music illustrations: