Caught in a Cabaret

Caught in a Cabaret is a 1914 short comedy film written and directed by Mabel Normand and starring Normand and Charles Chaplin.[1]

Caught in a Cabaret
Caught in a Cabaret in a French re-issue as Charlot Garçon de Bar
Directed byMabel Normand
Produced byMack Sennett
Written byMabel Normand
StarringMabel Normand
Charles Chaplin
Harry McCoy
Chester Conklin
Edgar Kennedy
Minta Durfee
Phyllis Allen
CinematographyFrank D. Williams
Distributed byKeystone Studios
Release date
  • April 27, 1914 (1914-04-27)
Running time
30 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English (Original titles)


Chaplin plays a waiter who fakes being the Prime Minister of Greenland to impress a girl. He then is invited to a garden party where he gets in trouble with the girl's jealous boyfriend. Mabel Normand wrote and directed comedies before Chaplin and mentored her young co-star.



Moving Picture World's review said, "This is another two-reel comedy manufactured in Mack Sennett's comical factory out in Californy State [sic]. It caused so much laughter you couldn't hear what the actors was talkin'. Charles Chaplin was the leading fun maker."

A reviewer for the New York Dramatic Mirror wrote, "Superlatives are dangerous epithets, especially when dealing with pictures. For that reason it is unwise to call this the funniest picture that has ever been produced, but it comes mighty close to it."

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