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Charlie Chaplin – The New Janitor (1914)

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Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Cast :
Charles Chaplin – Janitor
Jess Dandy – Bank president
John T. Dillon – Villainous manager
Al St. John – Elevator boy
Helen Carruthers – Bank secretary

Plot

The hero, a janitor played by Chaplin, is fired from work for accidentally knocking his bucket of water out the window and onto his boss, the chief banker (Dandy). Meanwhile, one of the junior managers (Dillon) is being threatened with exposure by his bookie for his unpaid gambling debts. Thus the manager decides to steal from the company. He is caught in the act of raiding the vault by the bank secretary (Carruthers) who rings for help. Chaplin comes to the rescue only to be misjudged by the chief banker as the thief. The secretary fingers the manager and Charlie receives a just reward and a handshake for foiling the robbery.

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