A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own. Years later, Arline, still unaware of her noble birth, is caught trespassing on the Count's grounds and is thrown into the dungeon. Meanwhile, Stanley and Oliver pass the time playing "fingers" and bumblingly ply their trade picking pockets. Finally, just when Oliver needs his help to rescue Arline, Stanley gets drunk while siphoning wine into bottles.
Category: Comedy, Musical
Stars: Stan Laurel,Oliver Hardy,Thelma Todd,Antonio Moreno
The wholesaler Karl-Alfred Pettersson is somewhat drunk, when he hits a lamppost with his car. The police tell him that this will probably render him 30 days in prison. At the same time a soldier called 67 Blomberg runs away from his military service, followed by two police detectives. Karl-Alfred stops his car at a cabana, puts on a bathing costume, and jumps into the sea. Blomberg flees into the cabana, where he finds Karl-Alfred's clothes. He changes clothes, passes the police detectives in the wholesaler's outfit, and drives away with Karl-Alfred's car. Unable to find his clothes in the cabana, Karl-Alfred dresses himself in Blomberg's clothes. The detectives are convinced that Karl-Alfred is the runaway 67 Blomberg, and take him to the regiment. There he meets his daughter's sweetheart, Lieutenant Tjäder, who doesn't help him, because of his rejection of Tjäder as a potential son-in-law. There is nothing for Karl-Alfred to do, but accepting his new role as soldier 67 Blomberg. Actually he quite quickly learns to appreciate the military camaraderie, and especially his new friends 65 Ramlösa and 66 Frisk. Meanwhile Blomberg has to spend 30 days in prison instead of Karl-Alfred.
Stars: Thor Modéen,Carl Hagman,Elof Ahrle,Katie Rolfsen,Allan Bohlin,Elsa Carlsson,Artur Cederborgh,Greta Wenneberg,Nils Jacobsson,Sigge Fürst,Hugo Jacobsson,Karl Kinch,Olav Riégo
Chaplins last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital... When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.
Category: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Charles Chaplin,Paulette Goddard,Henry Bergman,Tiny Sandford,Chester Conklin,Hank Mann,Stanley Blystone,Al Ernest Garcia,Richard Alexander,Cecil Reynolds,Mira McKinney,Murdock MacQuarrie,Wilfred Lucas,Edward LeSaint,Fred Malatesta