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30. Gentlemen of Nerve (1914)

Keystone 1914

Film still for Gentlemen Of Nerve


Chester takes Mabel to the auto races and penniless Charles and Mack sneak through a hole in the fence, where Mack gets stuck. He is freed partly with the aid of a policeman who they scare away with a soda syphon. After slyly consuming a girl's fizzy drink via her unguarded straw Charlie picks up Mabel who has quarrelled with Chester, and they laugh as Mack and Chester are thrown out by a policeman.


Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin (Impecunious Track Enthusiast)
Mack Swain (Ambrose, his Friend)
Mabel Normand (Mabel)
Chester Conklin (Walrus)
Phyllis Allen (His Wife)
Edgar Kennedy (Cop)
Glen Cavender (Cop)
Dixie Chene (Girl)
Alice Davenport (Waitress)
George 'Slim' Summerville (Spectator)
Cecile Arnold, (Spectator in stand)
Frank Hayes (Spectator in stand)
Charles Parrott [Charley Chase] (Spectator)
Vivian Edwards (Spectator)
Fred Fishback (Spectator)
Tammanay Young (Spectator)
Joe Bordeaux (Spectator)
Billy Gilbert (?) (Spectator)
William Hauber (Spectator)
Tammanay Young (Spectator)
Gene Marsh (Spectator)
Shooting days:
September 20 - September 27
Negative sent from LA:
October 7
Received in New York:
October 14
October 29 1914
Keystone working title:
Attending the Races
Other titles:
Some Nerve, Charlie at the Races