His Favorite Pastime
|Roscoe Arbuckle (left) and Charles Chaplin.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as His Favourite Pastime in the United Kingdom; Charlot est trop galant and Charlot entre le bar et l’amour in France : [Charlie’s Reckless Fling], [The Bonehead], [Charlie is Thirsty]
B&W : One reel
Directed by George Nichols
Cast: Charles Chaplin [a drunken masher], Peggy Pearce (Viola Barry) [the object of his attentions], [?] Hank Mann [her husband]?, Roscoe Arbuckle [the drunken tramp], Edgar Kennedy [tough in bar], [?] ? [shoeshine customer]?, [?] Al St. John or Billy Gilbert? [black shoeshine], [?] William Hauber [man in washroom]?, [?] Jess Dandy?, [?] Frank Opperman?, [?] Harry McCoy?
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by [?] Craig Hutchinson? Cinematography by Frank D. Williams. / No copyright registration. Released 16 March 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Drunk. [?] Completed or shipped? on 19 February 1914. The film’s release date was changed from 12 March 1914. The film was released in Spain on 6 February 1916.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: African-Americans - Alcohol: Drunkeness - Bars - Blackface - Domestics: Maids - Fights - Street scenes - Tobacco: Cigarettes - Transportation: Automobiles, Street cars, Trolleys
Listing updated: 21 March 2012.
References: Film viewing : Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 250; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 145; Lahue-Mack p. 294 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.