Friday, February 06, 2009


Chaplin plays the role of a homeowner who, after a night on the town, comes home late, drunk and unable to find his key. He only wants to go to bed, but the inanimate objects around him prevent him.

For the next twenty minutes he staggers into, out of, and through the house in an inebriated confrontation with the house itself

One A.M. was a unique Charlie Chaplin silent film created for Mutual Films in 1916. 

It was the only film he starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver.

Directed by Charles Chaplin
Edward Brewer (technical director)
Produced by Henry P. Caulfield
Written by Charles Chaplin (scenario)
Vincent Bryan (scenario)
Maverick Terrell (scenario)
Starring Charles Chaplin
Cinematography William C. Foster
Roland H. Totheroh
Editing by Charles Chaplin
Distributed by Mutual Film Corporation
Release date(s) August 7, 1916
Running time 2 Reels (full length unknown)
c. 34 mins.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Stan & Ollie, BUD & Lou, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chase, Buster Keaton and on and on, but I never cared for Charlie Chaplin...just not funny (90% of the time)and, to me, he often comes across as an arrogant, ego maniacal twit...much better at pathos.