Charlie Chaplin's "Face On The Barroom Floor"


Charlie Chaplin's 22th Film Released August 10th 1914

Face on the Bar Room Floor is a short subject written and directed by Charles Chaplin in 1914. Chaplin stars in this film, loosely based on the poem of the same name by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy.


A painter turned tramp (Charlie Chaplin), devastated by losing the woman he was courting as a wealthy man, finds himself drunk and getting drunker by the minute with some sailors at a bar until he collapses. He keeps futilely trying to draw the woman's picture on the floor with a piece of chalk until he finally passes out cold (or perhaps dies, as in the poem) at the end of the film.


  • Charles Chaplin - Artist/Tramp
  • Cecile Arnold - Madeleine
  • Fritz Schade - Drinker
  • Vivian Edwards - Model
  • Chester Conklin - Drinker
  • Harry McCoy - Drinker
  • Hank Mann - Drinker
  • Wallace MacDonald - Drinker

See also

  • The Face on the Barroom Floor (poem)
  • List of American films of 1914
  • Charlie Chaplin filmography

Category:1914 films
Category:American films
Category:American comedy films
Category:American silent short films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Charlie Chaplin
Category:1910s comedy films
Category:Keystone Studios films
Category:Films produced by Mack Sennett


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