Silent Era Information*Progressive Silent Film List*Lost Films*People*Theaters
Taylorology*Articles*Home Video*Books*Store*Search
Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  Tango Tangles (1914)
Progressive Silent Film List
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Copyright © 1999-2018 by Carl Bennett and the Silent Era Company.
All Rights Reserved.

About This Listing
Report Omissions or Errors in This Listing

  Charles Chaplin (right).
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Tango Tangles
Also known as Charlie’s Recreation in the USA; Charlot danseur in France : [Music Hall] : {Tango Tangle}
(1914) American
B&W : [?] Split-reel or One reel?
Directed by (unknown)

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the drunken ball attendee], Ford Sterling [the band leader], Sadie Lampe [the hat-check girl], Roscoe Arbuckle [the clarinet player], [?] ? [the high-kicking blonde dancer], [?] ? [the high-kicking brunette dancer], Edgar Kennedy [the helpful ball attendee in dark suit], [?] Hank Mann? [the dancer in the houndstooth suit], [?] Dora Rodgers (Fontaine La Rue)? [the houndstooth-dancer’s partner], [?] Glen Cavender [a dancer; the band drummer]?, [?] William Hauber [the flute player]?, Al St. John [the dancer in a prisoner costume], Chester Conklin [the dancer in a policeman costume], [?] Billy Gilbert [a dancer]?, [?] George Jeske [a dancer]?, Alice Davenport [the indignant ball attendee], [?] Minta Durfee?

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by [?] Mack Sennett? Cinematography by Frank D. Williams. / No copyright registration. Released 9 March 1914; [?] in a split-reel with Washing Our Clothes (1914)? / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: A Midnight Dance. [?] Completed or shipped? on 17 February 1914. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as Charlie’s Recreation by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.


Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive (1918 rerelease version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Biting - Dance: Dancers, Tango - Fights - Musical instruments: Bass drums, Clarinets, Cornets, Flutes, Tubas - Musicians

Listing updated: 8 March 2015.

References: Film viewing : Asplund-Chaplin p. ?; Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 250; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 145; Lahue-Mack p. 294; Tarbox-Lost p. 197 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  Tango Tangles (1914)
Chaplin at Keystone Boxset



City Lights on Criterion BD/DVD Combo

Chaplin at Keystone

Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Chaplin Mutuals on Blu-ray/DVD

The Kid on Blu-ray

Gold Rush on Blu-ray Disc

Mack Sennett Collection 1