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One A.M. U rating

One of Chaplin’s most ingenious shorts, this stunning showcase for his solo comic talents sees him playing a drunken man returning home to navigate his apartment.

Comedy 1916 26 mins Silent

Director: Charles Chaplin

Overview

One of Chaplin’s most ingenious shorts sees him as a drunken man trying to enter his apartment and navigate a series of pesky inanimate objects.

The first film in which he starred alone (although there is a brief appearance of Albert Austin as a cab driver), One A.M. is a stunning showcase for his dextrous comic talents. Reminiscent of the contemporaneous works of Buster Keaton, the films is also notable for its extensive use of moving camerawork.