Friday, May 4, 2018

Easy Street (1917)

Easy Street is a rough slum terrorised by a big thug (Eric Campbell) who eats the police for breakfast. The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) is down on his luck (as usual) but inspired by a bit of religious fervour decides to become a policeman... unfortunately his beat is Easy Street. What could possibly go wrong?

Well a lot obviously, but somehow The Tramp manages to arrest the thug. Unfortunately he soon gets free again and with the help of his gang is out for revenge...

Well it is the usual slapstick mayhem in a Charlie Chaplin film. Some nice touches in this film though including a very bendy gas lamp!