Pay Day (1922)

Chaplin plays a laborer on a house construction site. When he gets paid, his wife wants all the money, but he manages to keep enough…

A Day’s Pleasure (1919)

After an initial scene featuring a Ford which is extremely reluctant to start, most of the action takes place on an excursion ferry. Gags revolve around seasickness, which Charlie, a…

Shoulder Arms (1918)

Charlie is in boot camp in the “awkward squad.” Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger…

The Bond (1918)

The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which…

The Adventurer (1917)

Charlie Chaplin plays an escaped convict from the state penitentiary who, clad in his striped prison uniform, is on the run from prison guards. He…

The Immigrant (1917)

The film begins aboard a steamer crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and initially showcases the misadventures of an unnamed immigrant, the Tramp who finds himself in…

Easy Street (1917)

In a slum called Easy Street, the police are failing to maintain law and order. The Little Tramp is sleeping rough outside a mission near the streets…

The Rink (1916)

Charlie plays an inept and sometimes clumsy waiter at a restaurant. One of his customers is the hot-tempered Mr. Stout. Charlie determines his bill by…

The Pawnshop (1916)

Chaplin plays an assistant in a pawnshop run by Henry Bergman. He goes about his job in the usual comic Chaplin manner: insulting various eccentric…

The Fireman (1916)

A beautiful girl’s father arranges with the local fire chief to have his house burn down so he can collect the insurance money. In exchange…

The Floorwalker (1916)

Charlie enters a department store and annoys the staff with his antics. Meanwhile, the store’s manager and the floorwalker are conspiring to rob the store’s…

The Vagabond (1916)

The story begins with Charlie, the Tramp, arriving at a bar, playing on a violin to raise money and exciting a rivalry with competing musicians.…

Police (1916)

Charlie is released from prison and is immediately swindled by a fake parson. The parson advises Charlie to go straight, but the phony man of…