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36. His New Job (1915)

Essanay 1915-16

Film still for His New Job


Charlie gets a job as a carpenter's assistant in the 'Lockstone' film studio and causes havoc as he knocks people over with planks and spoils several scenes. He is given the chance to be the star but is easily distracted by a dice game. When he resumes the scene he acts in full melodramatic style, but rips the train off the leading lady and a fight between Charlie, the enraged director and disgruntled would be actor, Ben Turpin ensues.


Charles Chaplin (Film Extra)
Ben Turpin (Film Extra)
Charlotte Mineau (Film Star)
? Charles Insley (Film Director)
Leo White (Actor)
Frank J. Coleman (Assistant Director)
Robert Bolder (Studio President)
Bud Jamison (Unpunctual Star)
Gloria Swanson (Stenographer)
Agnes Ayres (Secretary)
Billy Armstrong (Extra)
(unverified) Charles Hitchcock (Leading Man)
Arthur W.Bates (Carpenter)
Jess Robbins (Cameraman)
Some sources credit Charles J.Stine in the role of the Director
Filmed at:
The Essanay Chicago Studios
1 February 1915
Other titles:
Charlie's New Job