GenreShort, Comedy ProducerMack Sennett WriterCharles Chaplin LanguageSilent film
Release dateDecember 7, 1914 (1914-12-07) CastCharles Chaplin (Weakchin), Mack Swain (King Lowbrow), Gene Marsh (Sum-Babee, Lowbrow's Favorite Water Maiden), Fritz Schade (Ku-Ku aka Cleo, Medicine Man), Cecile Arnold (Cavewoman), Al St. John (Caveman) Similar moviesPacific Rim, Paperman, Feast, Trap Happy, The Vanishing Duck, Pluto's Christmas Tree
His Prehistoric Past is a 1914 American short silent comedy film, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, featuring a Chaplin in a stone-age kingdom trying to usurp the crown of King Low-Brow to win the affections of the king's favorite wife. The film was Chaplin's last at Keystone Studios.
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Set in the stone age, King Low-Brow rules the land and a harem of wives. When Charlie arrives in this land (where every man has one thousand wives), he falls in love with the King's favorite wife. When the King falls over a cliff, he is presumed dead and Charlie crowns himself King. The King, however, is not dead and comes back and bashes Charlie over the head with a rock. It turns out it was a dream and a police man bashed Charlie over the head with his club because he was sleeping in the park.
Charlie Chaplin as Weak-Chin
Mack Swain as King Low-Brow
Fritz Schade as Ku-Ku aka Cleo, Medicine Man
Cecile Arnold as Cavewoman
Al St. John as Caveman
Sydney Chaplin as Policeman
Helen Carruthers as Queen
Gene Marsh as Sum-Babee, Low-Brow's Favorite Water Maiden