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Tillie’s Punctured Romance

"Tillie's Punctured Romance" came from the title role Marie Dressler played in Tillie's Nightmare. Dressler is the central figure, but Chaplin's camera antics [as a city slicker who tries to steal an inheritance from country girl Dressler] are an essential feature in putting the picture over.

With:
Marie Dressler Charles Chaplin Mabel Normand Mack Sennett Mack Swain Keystone Kops

“Tillie’s Punctured Romance” came from the title role Marie Dressler played in Tillie’s Nightmare. She is splendidly supported by the Keystone Company, including Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Mack Swain and others. Dressler is the central figure, but Chaplin’s camera antics [as a city slicker who tries to steal an inheritance from country girl Dressler] are an essential feature in putting the picture over.

Mack Sennett directs the picture right well. Dressler wears clothes that make her appear ridiculous. Furthermore she makes gestures and distorts her face in all directions, which help all the more. The picture runs a trifle too long, but the hilarious, hip-hurrah comedy finale is worth waiting for.

Tillie's Punctured Romance

Production: Keystone. Director Mack Sennett; Screenplay Hampton Del Ruth; Camera Frank D. Williams

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1914. Running time: 70 MIN.

With: Marie Dressler Charles Chaplin Mabel Normand Mack Sennett Mack Swain Keystone Kops

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