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February 16, 2012
It's poorly written and has no structure, and it's disappointing in the laughter department, but it's Charlie Chaplin we're talking about here. He could be in the worst movie ever made and make it watchable. He's always a blissful wonder to behold. His energy, his lovable rambunctiousness, and his silly ways are always delightful, even when he doesn't have a good story or well-structured jokes to back him up.
½ October 15, 2010
Pretty funny Chaplin short.
January 26, 2010
too much unnecessary butt-kicking, no laughs.
April 17, 2009
An amusing if minor entry into Chaplin's Mutual career. This one predicts some of his later "comedy on wheels", catering to gags on a firewagon and high-pressure knick-of-time jokes. It isn't laugh-out-loud funny, and a lot of these scenes had been done plenty of times by the Tramp beforehand, but they are scrapbooked here in a tidy package good for smiles.
½ December 31, 2008
a good laugh. and I loved the reverse-motion bits.
Super Reviewer
August 20, 2008
Charlie Chaplin's acrobatic feats in sliding down the pole and driving the fire engine are marvelous in point of agility, and his knockabout clowning with the huge captain of the house is worthy of an India-rubber man. There is little plot to the comedy, as is the case with most of these fantasies, but the Chaplin antics are sufficient to keep interest alive in the piece from start to finish.
May 8, 2008
Can't get over the horse and cart fire truck LOL
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