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Title:Tillie's Punctured Romance

Date: 1914
Type: Comedy
Rating: 2 Stars 2/5
Colour: Black and White / Silent
Director: Mack Sennett
Producer: Mack Sennett

Charlie Chaplin persuades a farmers daughter to elope with him and her father's money. He then leaves her for his ex-girlfriend taking the money, but when he discovers that she has inherited millions he goes back to her. This film is notable for being the first feature length slapstick comedy film and revolves around the performance of marie Dressler, which is largely a film version of stage performance. As a film it is not great. There are a few funny gags in the film, but it is inconsistent. The scene in the mansion is overlong, but does contain Mabel Normands best scenes and the Keystone Cops chase, including a boat chase is good.


Marie DresslerMarie Dressler
Charles ChaplinCharles Chaplin
Mabel NormandMabel Normand