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168 Ratings

The Floorwalker

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
United States, 1916
Comedy, Short, Silent
  • Silent
  • English


A department store manager and his floorwalker (a dead ringer for Charlie Chaplin) plan to embezzle the store’s money. When Chaplin himself wanders in, chaos ensues.

Our take

The very first short Chaplin made at Mutual, The Floorwalker is a twisty, madcap, game of mistaken identity. Billed as the “Impecunious Customer” (!), Chaplin grapples with detectives, mannequins, doppelgangers, water fountains, escalators, and a bag stuffed with cash! What else would you expect?

The Floorwalker Directed by Charlie Chaplin

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