A Dog’s Life (1918)


“When dreams come true.” – Title Card

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A tramp finds a dog and together they try to make their lives better.

My Take on it – Another great Charlie Chaplin film that works so well.

The film has some great classic Chaplin scenes that keep things so entertaining the entire way through.

The added bonus of him having a dog as a prop for his slapstick humor helps make things even more enjoyable.

The best parts of this movie include a scene where Chaplin uses his arms underneath the arms of a man who has been knocked unconscious in order to have a meeting with a friend.

This is a trick used numerous times on the show Whose Line is it anyway and is such an ingenious idea.

Check out a clip of the modern version of this:

The way that he has the dog hidden under his coat and it seems as if he has a tail is also great especially when he keeps banging on a drum in a club.

In addition, the way that Chaplin flirts with a young lady while she winks at him and he thinks she is crying, so he offers her a handkerchief is also done really well.

Such a fun film that had me laughing the entire time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was Charles Chaplin’s first film for First National Films under a $1M contract where Chaplin had full creative control over his films for the first time. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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