Willful Ambrose 1915

Willful-Ambrose

Marksman Ambrose accidentally shoots a beer stein his wife has bought for him as a gift, so he tries to replace it.
Director: David Kirkland
Writer: Walter Wright (scenario)

Produced by Mack Sennett
Stars: Mack Swain, Louise Fazenda, Vivian Edwards

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Peeping Pete 1913

Peeping pete

The oldest surviving film appearance of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Peeping Pete was released as a split reel along with the comedy, “A Bandit”.

This early Keystone has Pete spying on his neighbor’s wife through one of those little knotholes in a fence. The neighbor (Sterling) notices and chases him all over town with sheriff and family close behind. Fatty Arbuckle plays the peeper’s wife(!).

Director: Mack Sennett
Producer: Mack Sennett
Production company: Keystone Studios

Stars: Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling

The Plumber 1914

This Keystone from the end of 1914, involving the usual suspects running around some plumbing issues, will not hold many surprises for those familiar with Keystone in this period, or, indeed, with the works of the Three Stooges, who often played inept plumbers. It is, nonetheless, very nicely performed, especially by Charles Murray, who mugs it up freely and ineptly, as well as the pretty girl who plays the house’s maid.

Although this will likely not make any new fans for Keystone or Mr. Murray, for those who are pleased by the field, it will, I feel confident, prove to be a superior effort as it takes potshots at all the classes. If you don’t know much beyond Chaplin from this period, take a look  …by bob lipton (New York City)

Director: Dell Henderson

Produced by Mack Sennett
Stars: Charles Murray, Josef Swickard, Billie Brockwell, Al St. John

A Submarine Pirate 1915

A submarine pirate

An inventor and his accomplice plan to rob a ship carrying gold bullion by using a submarine. A waiter overhears their plans, buys himself an admiral’s uniform, tricks his way into command of the sub and plots to take the ship himself.
Directors: Charles Avery, Syd Chaplin
Writer: Mack Sennett
Stars: Syd Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Glen Cavender

Getting Acquainted 1914

Getting Acquainted, subsequently retitled A Fair Exchange, is a 1914 American comedy silent film written and directed by Charles Chaplin, starring Chaplin and Mabel Normand, and produced by Mack Sennett for Keystone Studios. Wikipedia
Initial release: December 5, 1914
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin
Production company: Keystone Studios
Producer: Mack Sennett

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand

His Trysting Places 1914

His Trysting place

Two women get the wrong idea when both of their husbands return home with the wrong coats.
Initial release: November 9, 1914 (USA)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin
Production company: Keystone Studios
Producer: Mack Sennett

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

 

His Musical Career 1914

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His Musical Career is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin. Wikipedia
Initial release: November 7, 1914
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Mack Sennett
Cinematography: Frank D. Williams
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Fritz Schade