Charles Chaplin Productions
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A laborer (Charlie Chaplin) earns a day’s wages by working on a construction site, parties all night and comes home to his angry wife the next morning.
Kitty Cameo: This entire short is very funny but especially so when the little laborer returns home after a long drunken night. We see him enter his apartment but the camera stays outside the door. A moment later he steps back outside holding a small black cat by the scruff. He sets the cat down and it runs off.
Cat Cattle Call: Next the camera cuts inside the dark apartment. When the laborer turns on the light we see his kitchen table is completely covered with cats!
The laborer is quite surprised to see so many cats!
He shooes the cats away and they run out through the window.
The laborer checks the plate on the table and sees it is empty. He remembers he has a sausage from earlier and sets it on the plate before cutting a piece of bread from a loaf. While he is distracted a small black cat suddenly appears on the chair by the plate and takes one end of the sausage in his mouth and pulls it off the table!
The laborer swipes desperately at the cat but it also runs out the window, pulling the sausage with it!
Final Mewsings: He could have started the world’s first cat café!