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Super Reviewer
May 10, 2018
The story here, that of a tailor's assistant who's fired and thereafter finds himself accidentally hobnobbing among "the rich", is a slight affair only meant to hang Chaplin's comedy on. So we get a scene of him nervously measuring a well-endowed woman, quarreling with his oversized boss, and over-pretending airs while dining in society, plus the practically guaranteed chase scene. Nothing stupendous, only a master honing his skills, building on what was to come.
October 16, 2010
If you've read through my latest pages here on RT, you might have noticed that I've watched a lot of Charlie Chaplin lately. I am not sure how many of his films I've seen this far (I need to make a count), but I am certain that I have passed 50. This one titled The Count was alright.
½ August 2, 2009
Charlie plays a tailor's assistant who can't seem to get anything right at his job. Eventually, the tailor fires Charlie and kicks him out of the shop. But when Charlie later discovers the tailor pretending to be a rich man to win the heart of a woman, Charlie jumps in and wreaks havoc.
May 2, 2009
This Mutual had me in a fit of hysterical giggles as only Chaplin can produce. It's a good mix of the destruction of lavish set pieces, barbaric slapstick and societal role reversal, placing Charlie in a bourgeoise party mansion only to reveal that his lower-class manners don't quite mesh properly. The dance sequence is the best in a series of well-timed routines the film has to offer, with the tramp and Eric Campbell getting competitive and trying to keep it discreet. The film builds and builds until its perfect finale in which the tramp lets the rich have it, and sticks it to the police as well.
deano
Super Reviewer
½ August 24, 2008
It has story, speed and spontaneity. The fun is not forced - it just bubbles out. A good deal of originality prevails and utter respectability. Some squeamish folks may take exception to Charlie Chaplin holding his nose while eating strong cheese, scratching his head with a fork and washing his ears in watermelon juice at the table But these vulgarities pass quickly can be forgotten in the stress of the high comedy of the soup and and dance. Chaplin has his capacity for serious playing, but he is foremost as a clown and here he clowns superbly.
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