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Mack Swain (left) and Charles Chaplin.
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Laughing Gas
Also known as Charlot dentiste in France : [Laffing Gas], [Tuning the Ivories], [The Dentist], [Down and Out], [Busy Little Dentist]
(1914) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [Doctor Pain’s janitor], Alice Howell [?] [Mrs. Pain]?, Mack Swain [the man outside the pharmacy], Joseph Swickard (Josef Swickard) [?] [dental patient]?, George Summerville (Slim Summerville) [thin dental patient], Fritz Schade, Joseph Sutherland, [?] ? [maid]

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / No copyright registration. Released 9 July 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Dentist Story. [?] Completed or shipped? on 26 June 1914. The film was rereleased in 16mm reduction prints as Laffing Gas.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Dentists - Fights - Signage - Spitoons - Street scenes

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 30, 135; Kerr-Silent p. 79; Lahue-Kops p. 147; Lahue-Mack p. 295; Sinyard-Silent p. 103; Tarbox-Lost p. 197.

Home video: DVD.

 
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