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The Rink (1916)





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A clumsy failure of a waiter, Charlie excels on skates at the roller rink, where he encounters a lovely society girl and a menacing rival before turning the scene into total chaos on wheels. One of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual classics, the film is reworked from a music-hall stage sketch.


Frank J. Coleman
as Restaurant Manager
Henry Bergman
as Mrs. Stout
James T. Kelly
as Her Father
Charles Chaplin
as A Waiter. Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer
John Rand
as Waiter
Eric Campbell
as Mr. Stout, Edna's Admirer
Albert Austin
as The Cook
Charlotte Mineau
as Friend of Edna
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Critic Reviews for The Rink

All Critics (2)

Those wiseacres who go around telling every one that the Chaplin vogue is waning seem to have another guess coming.

May 12, 2021 | Full Review…

...the sort of comic clumsiness that only a superb athlete could manage.

April 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Rink

Running at 24 minutes in length, Chaplin's two-reel short "The Rink" a.k.a. "Rolling Around" features Chaplin as both a waiter and on skates throughout this series of misadventures. The short is classic Chaplin and has it's share of gags and slapstick as well as his overall charm and warmth present in all of his character portrayals. This is actually his eighth of the "golden dozen" shorts that he did with Mutual Studios and are every bit as funny and historic as his features!

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

I liked how they had everyone on skates, it was pretty funny, but the story needs more attention in this one, it doesn't have much of a story, and it would have been funnier with a good story behind it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Classic Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Charlie is a clumsy waiter who spends his lunchtime at the roller rink, where he meets his love interest and gets invited to a party.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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