Charlie Chaplin's "His Prehistoric Past"


Charlie Chaplin's 35th Film Released Dec. 07 1914. This is his last film for Keystone Studios as well.

His Prehistoric Past is a 1914 American Short subject silent film comedy film, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, featuring a Chaplin in a stone-age kingdom trying to usurp the crown of King Low-Brow to win the affections of the king's favorite wife. The film was Chaplin's last at Keystone Studios.


Set in the stone age, King Low-Brow rules the land and a harem of wives. When Charlie arrives in this land (where every man has one thousand wives), he falls in love with the King's favorite wife. When the King falls over a cliff, he is presumed dead and Charlie crowns himself King. The King, however, is not dead and comes back and bashes Charlie over the head with a rock. It turns out it was a dream and a police man bashed Charlie over the head with his club because he was sleeping in the park.


  • Charlie Chaplin as Weak-Chin
  • Mack Swain as King Low-Brow
  • Fritz Schade as Ku-Ku aka Cleo, Medicine Man
  • Cecile Arnold as Cavewoman
  • Al St. John as Caveman
  • Sydney Chaplin as Policeman
  • Gene Marsh as Sum-Babee, Low-Brow's Favorite Water Maiden

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

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