Another great comedy from Charles Chaplin! This time Charlie plays Film Extra.He tries to get a job in a movie and, after causing a lot of trouble he is told to help the carpenter.But eventually Charlie gets his chance, when an actor doesn't show.Now he gets to act, but first he enters a dice game.And when he finally does act, it means a disaster.His New Job (1915) was Chaplin's first picture for the Essanay studios after Keystone.And he started getting more recognition.Charlotte Mineau does the female lead in this movie, playing Film Star.In the next one (A Night Out) Edna Purviance made her first appearance and was Chaplin's leading lady in many pictures to come.Also the great cross-eyed comedian Ben Turpin is in this movie playing Film Extra, in Anteroom.He had his big break with the help of Chaplin, even though Ben didn't like being under his direction.Leo White plays Actor, Hussar Officer.Robert Bolder is Studio President.Billy Armstrong is Extra.And the big diva, Gloria Swanson is in a small role playing Extra, Stenographer.A lot happens in this movie.We see Chaplin with Ben Turpin desperately fighting on the door, both wanting to see the studio president.And the touching love scene in the movie they're making, and he tears the skirt of the star.And the whole set is in danger when Charlie gets going.That was the genius of Chaplin.He could include so many funny gags in such a short time.
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His New Job (1915)
Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ...
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Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star.
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Chaplin the movie starReviewed byPetri PelkonenVote: 9/10
Charlie Chaplin's first movie with Essanay (hence the title) casts him as a guy attempting to get a break in a movie, only to repeatedly make a mess of the production. There's plenty of funny gags, as is often the case in these relics of early cinema. The plot isn't the most complex, since Chaplin hadn't fully ironed out his style. A notable thing about the movie is that it features a young Gloria Swanson, years before her role as a certain big star amid small pictures.* It's not a great movie, but as far as I'm concerned, any Chaplin movie is a good one. You'll probably like "His New Job".
*Swanson later testified on behalf of John Lennon when he was trying to gain US citizenship.
This is one of 5 Chaplin that are on the first DVD of Chaplin's Essanay Comedies. In general, compared to volume 2, the shorts on volume 1 aren't as well-made--because the DVDs are arranged chronologically. Chaplin's skill as a film maker and actor appeared to improve through his stay with Essanay Studios.
This short is not particularly memorable in some ways, as there is a very strong reliance on slapstick and very little regard to the development of the plot--something that would change as he made more and more shorts that became more and more plot-driven.
Charlie gets a job working at Lodstone Studios in the short. He is a carpenter but is able to insinuate himself into the films by posing as an actor. The biggest positive of this film is that it gives some insight into the film making process at the time. Other than that, there's little of an great significance to this film.