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Easy Street (film)

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Genre  Short, Comedy
Country  United States
7.8/10 IMDb

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Easy Street (film) movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Director  Charles Chaplin Edward Brewer (technical director)
Release date  January 22, 1917 (1917-01-22)

Easy Street is a 1917 short action-comedy film by Charlie Chaplin.

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Plot

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In a slum called Easy Street, the police are failing to maintain law and order.

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The Little Tramp is sleeping rough outside a mission near the streets of a lawless slum. He is reformed somewhat at the mission where there is singing and religious education. His religious awakening is inspired by a beautiful young woman who pleads for him to stay at the mission.

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Spotting a help wanted ad for a job at the police station, the Little Tramp accepts and is assigned the rough-and-tumble Easy Street as his beat. Upon entering the street he finds a bully roughing up the locals and pilfering their money. The Little Tramp gets on the wrong side of the bully and following a chase the two eventually come to blows culminating in the Little Tramp inventively using a gas lamp to render the bully unconscious.

The bully is taken away by the police but manages to escape from the station and returns to Easy Street. After a long chase the Little Tramp manages to knock the bully unconscious by dropping a heavy stove on his head from an upstairs window. On returning to his beat on Easy Street the unruly mob knock the Little Tramp unconscious and drop him into a nearby cellar where he manages to save the aforementioned beautiful young woman from a nasty drug addict after accidentally sitting on the drug addict's needle. Supercharged by the effects of the drug he takes on the mob and heroically defeats them all and as a consequence restores peace and order to Easy Street.

Cast

  • Charles Chaplin ... The Derelict
  • Edna Purviance ... The Mission Worker
  • Eric Campbell ... The Bully
  • Albert Austin ... Minister/Policeman
  • Lloyd Bacon ... Drug Addict
  • Henry Bergman ... Anarchist
  • Frank J. Coleman ... Policeman
  • William Gillespie ... Heroin addict
  • James T. Kelley ... Mission Visitor/Policeman
  • Charlotte Mineau ... Big Eric's Wife
  • John Rand ... Mission Tramp/Policeman
  • Janet Miller Sully ... Mother in Mission
  • Loyal Underwood ... Small Father/Policeman
  • Erich von Stroheim Jr. ... Baby
  • Leo White ... Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tom Wood ... Chief of Police (uncredited)
  • Sound version

    In 1932, Amedee Van Beuren of Van Beuren Studios, purchased Chaplin's Mutual comedies for $10,000 each, added music by Gene Rodemich and Winston Sharples and sound effects, and re-released them through RKO Radio Pictures. Chaplin had no legal recourse to stop the RKO release.

    References

    Easy Street (film) Wikipedia
    Easy Street (film) IMDb Easy Street (film) themoviedb.org


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