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During the troubled shooting of several movies, David, the prop man's assistant, meets an aspiring actress who tries to find work in the studio. Things get messy when the stagehands decide to go on strike.

  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Vincent Bryan


  3. Maverick Terrell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    David - Property Man's Assistant

  2. Eric Campbell

    Eric Campbell

    Goliath - Property Man

  3. Edna Purviance

    Edna Purviance

    Aspiring Actress

  4. Henry Bergman

    Henry Bergman

    Director of Historical Film

  5. Tom Wood

    Actor (uncredited)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 13, 1916


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 24m

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