Charlie Chaplin: The roller skating rink & Laurel and Hardy: The thing with the pants

  • 19th International Festival for Silent Film and Live Music
  • Concert, Festival, Film

The roller skating rink

director: Charlie Chaplin, USA 1916, 24 min, short film, comedy

Musical accompaniment:

Lily & Co: Sophie Vardigans (violin), Amy Vardigans (violin), Julia Vardigans (piano) & Lily Vardigans (percussion)

Charlie works as a waiter in a restaurant. He makes a big mess of the place – which amuses him a lot. In the middle of the most beautiful mess he goes for his lunch break, roller skating.

At the roller skating rink Charlie shows what he can do and as “Sir Cecil Seltzer” he tricks the annoying admirer of a girl. And then he is invited to a party at the girl’s parents’ house and makes a wonderful mess of this party, too.

Laurel and Hardy: The pants thing

director: Leo McCarey, USA 1929, 30 min, short film, comedy

Musical accompaniment:

Lily & Co: Sophie Vardigans (violin), Julia Vardigans (piano) & Lily Vardigans (percussion)

Having just broken out of prison, Stan and Ollie swap their convict suits for civilian clothes – but mix up their pants. On their escape from the police, they repeatedly fail to change their pants because – hidden behind boxes or in the car with their pants down – they are suspiciously observed by a policeman or disturbed by passers-by.

During an experiment in the backyard of a fish store, a crab gets into Stan’s pants. His pinching scissors and the resulting twitching of Stan’s neck put James Finlayson’s music shop and his records in great danger…

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