Those Love Pangs

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Those Love Pangs
Those Love Pangs (poster).jpg
Theatrical poster to Those Love Pangs
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Mack Sennett
Starring Charles Chaplin
Chester Conklin
Cecile Arnold
Vivian Edwards
Cinematography Frank D. Williams
Distributed by Keystone Studios
Release date
  • October 10, 1914 (1914-10-10)
Running time
16 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (Original titles)

Those Love Pangs, also known as The Rival Mashers, is an American silent comedy film. It was released in 1914 produced by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin and Chester Conklin with the participation of Cecile Arnold, Vivian Edwards and Helen Carruthers.

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Plot[edit]

The Masher played by Charlie Chaplin fights for the attention of the landlady with the Rival played by Chester Conklin at the beginning of the film. The Masher makes his attempt first. While he is talking to the Landlady played by Helen Carruthers the Rival pokes him with a fork from behind a curtain. The Masher gets upset and returns to the table. The Rival makes a gesture to the Masher and goes on to talk to the landlady. As the Masher sweet talks to the Landlady, the Rival does the same thing the Masher did to him. The Landlady gets upset and walks away from the Masher. Upset the Masher returns to the table and takes the Rival outside by his tie.[1]

They eventually go their separate ways when the Masher goes into a bar and the Rival keeps on walking toward the park. Before the Masher goes into the bar he gets distracted by a blond girl (Cecile Arnold) who blinks at him. The girl turns and the Masher fallows her until her tall boyfriend appears and the Masher runs away.[1]

Once at the park the Masher finds the Rival with a Brunette girl (Vivian Edwards). The girl the Masher had encounter before ends up at the park as well with her boyfriend. The Masher gets jealous. He fallows the two girls to a theater where he sits between them. He finally has the attention of both girls and zones off. The boyfriend and the Rival come into the theater to find the Masher with their respected girlfriends. The girls see their boyfriends and run out of the theater. The Masher is in his own world that didn’t realized the girls had been replaced by the tall boyfriend and the Rival. He opens his eyes and realizes what is happening. He quickly jumps up and the two upset men fight him. The Masher gets thrown into the screen.[1]

Cast[edit]

 Chaplin looking at the happy couples.
The cast of the film

Chaplin’s Performance[edit]

Those Love Pangs was produced in 1914 by Keystone Studios. This film was Chaplin's 28th film with Keystone Studios. Once again Chaplin bring his character the “Tramp” to live in another of his silent comedies. Chaplin’s the “Tramp” character was accidentally created when he work on the film Mabel’s Strange Predicament.[2] The characteristics of this character are a small bowler hat, baggy pants, tight coat, and a large pair of shoes, a cane and the famous small mustache. Not all of Chaplin’s films had the “Tramp’ but most of them did and ‘’’Those Love Pangs’’’ was one of the many with the lovable “Tramp”

References from the film[edit]

Harry A. Grace published the article Charlie Chaplin’s Films and American Culture Patterns in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism in which he analyzes Chaplin’s films. He categorizes each of Chaplin’s films under a category that corresponds to an era of the United States. [3] According to Grace, seventy-nine percent of the themes in Chaplin’s films are about relationships between the sexes. ‘’’Those Love Pangs’’’ was place under this category.[3] There is the some kind of battle between the two sexes. Chaplin’s character the masher flights for girls with other gentlemen in the film.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Charlie Chaplin’s “The Rival Mashers” Aka Those Love Pangs, 1914. https://archive.org/details/CC_1914_10_10_TheRivalMashers.
  2. ^ a b “The IBM Tramp by Stephen Papson.” Accessed January 30, 2015. http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC35folder/IBMtramp.html.
  3. ^ a b Grace, Harry A. (1 January 1952). "Charlie Chaplin's Films and American Culture Patterns". The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 10 (4): 353–363. doi:10.2307/426065. JSTOR 426065. 

Neibaur, James L. “Chaplin at Keystone.” Cineaste 36, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 65–67.

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