Tillie's Punctured Romance
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Dutmers at the Dennos MuseumWed, Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Linda L. Pylypiw, Attorney at Law
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Film Info
Section:State Theatre Centennial
Release Year:1914
Runtime:82 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Marie Dressler
Charles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Mack Swain
Charles Bennett
Chester Conklin
Director:Mack Sennett
Charles Bennett
Produced by:Mack Sennett
Cinematography:Hans F. Koenekamp
Frank D. Williams
Music By:Edward Kilenyi
William P. Perry
1914 marked the Major League debut of Babe Ruth and the completion of the Panama Canal. But for film lovers, 1914 may be best remembered as the year we were given the gift of feature length comedy. Entering territory previously reserved only for epics, Charlie Chaplin gave comedy its first six-reel treatment, and we’ve been laughing it up ever since. In one of his last roles before disappearing into his iconic Little Tramp persona, Chaplin plays a morally bankrupt con artist who dupes a country girl into marriage in order to steal her money. With the legendary Mack Sennett behind the lens, you can count on oodles of classic Keystone gags and pratfalls in this hilarious slapstick sendup of gold diggers. Also starring Marie Dressler and Mabel Normand.