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Charlie Chaplin's - The Floorwalker (1916) - Birth Of The Mirror Routine - Ending With The KISS





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Published on Jun 13, 2012

I have elected to keep this a "Silent Routine" ... It's Published As An Illustration

The Floorwalker was Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film, made in 1916. It stars Chaplin, in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates chaos in a department store and becomes inadvertently entangled in the nefarious scheme of the store manager, played by Eric Campbell, and the store's floorwalker, played by Lloyd Bacon, to embezzle money from the establishment.

Roughly seven minutes from the start of the film, Chaplin and the store's floorwalker, Lloyd Bacon, stumble into opposite doors of an office and are intrigued by their likeness to each other. They mirror each other's movements to deft comic effect in a highly influential and repeated "mirror scene".


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