Showing posts with label The Face On The Barroom Floor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Face On The Barroom Floor. Show all posts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR, released August 10th, 1914

Chaplin burlesques the poem "The Face Upon The Floor" by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy & uses several lines from the poem as title cards. The film's flashback storytelling technique is unusual for Chaplin (he uses it only twice more in Shoulder Arms & Limelight). It was also an early attempt by to draw sympathy as well as laughter from his audience.