Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Behind The Screen (1916)

Charlie Chaplin is a hapless stagehand at a busy (and chaotic) film studio where multiple films are being recorded at once. Of course much slap stick mayhem ensues.

Things get even more confusing when a girl (Edna Purviance) who failed to become an actress gets a job at the studio dressed as a man and Charlie falls in love with him... er her much to his tyrannical boss' disgust.

Great comedy short with good use of props and visual humour and not just people being being spanked or falling over... and an early attempt at a satire on the movie making business.