Pay Day (1922 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pay Day
CC Pay Day 1922.jpg
Theatrical poster to Pay Day (1922)
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Written by Charles Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin
Edna Purviance
Mack Swain
Syd Chaplin
Distributed by Associated First National
Fox Video (1998) (USA) (VHS)
Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Koch Vision (2000) (USA) (DVD)
MK2 Diffusion (2001) (World-wide) (all media)
Warner Home Video (2004) (USA)
Reel Media International (2004 & 2007) (USA) (All Media)
Release date
  • April 2, 1922 (1922-04-02)
Running time
28 min.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Pay Day (1922) is an American short film made by First National Pictures. Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in the film. It is Chaplin's final two-reel short film.


Chaplin plays a laborer on a house construction site. When he gets paid, his wife wants all of the money, but he manages to keep enough of it to go out drinking. He returns home just in time to pretend he has just woken up to go to work.


External links[edit]