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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.

Comedy.

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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