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Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) was a Comedy - Silent Films Film directed by Mack Sennett and produced by Mack Sennett.

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Tillie's Punctured Romance

By Janelle Vreeland on Dec 28, 2011 From Curtains

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) "Tillie's Punctured Romance" is often cited by film critics and historians as the first American feature-length comedy. Unfortunately, this is often the only commentary they offer about it. Even Leonard Maltin has called the film "Not terribly funny, or cohere... Read full article


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This film marked the last time that Charles Chaplin would be directed by someone other than himself.
According to Buster Keaton, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle directed several parts of the movie but was uncredited for his work.
Milton Berle claimed to have played the bit part of the newsboy who gets slapped in the face and kicked by Charles Chaplin. He later confronted Chaplin about having played the role, but Chaplin (nor anyone else, it seems) could not recall for certain whether or not it was indeed Berle. Most researchers believe the role to have been played by Gordon Griffith, Keystone's house child actor. However, there are still others who claim that the boy does not resemble Griffith, and could therefore possibly be Berle. There really is no definitive way of obtaining an answer unless some sort of original studio records turn up, so in the meantime this can be considered speculation at best. Berle would have been 6 years old at the time, Griffith would have been 7. The newsboy appears to be somewhat older, so most likely is neither of them. The TV series "Biography" showed a clip with Chaplin and a young boy claiming that the youngster is Berle in the segment "Milton Berle: Mr. Television."
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