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Charles Chaplin (left).
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Dough and Dynamite
Also known as The Doughnut Designers in the USA; Charlot mitron in France : [The Cook], [The New Cook]
(1914) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [a waiter], Chester Conklin [another waiter], George Summerville (Slim Summerville) [tall baker], Phyllis Allen [the restaurant patron bumped by the flour bag], Cecile Arnold [?] [a waitress]?, Charles Parrott (Charley Chase) [sleeping restaurant patron], Fritz Schade, Norma Nichols, Vivian Edwards, Wallace MacDonald, Edgar Kennedy, Nick Cogley, Glen Cavender, [?] Hank Mann [a baker]?

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / © 24 October 1914 by The Keystone Film Company [LP3724]. Released 26 October 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: In Trouble. Originally intended as a scene from Those Love Pangs (1914). [?] Completed or shipped? on 18 September 1914. Possibly the first copyrighted Keystone film. [?] Copyright records list the scenario writer as Mack Sennett. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as The Doughnut Designers by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive]; also in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Bakeries: Ovens - Restaurants: Waiters - Workers: Bakers, Strikes

Listing updated: 30 March 2007.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Asplund-Chaplin p. ?; Bardèche-History p. 85; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops pp. 60-61, 149; Lahue-Mack p. 296; Niver-Early p. 81; Tarbox-Lost pp. 125, 197, 279.

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