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Year
1922
Runtime
21 min.
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Comedy, Short
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
1,545
Checks
798
Favs
36
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
4.5% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. Windill's avatar

    Windill

    Exhilarating scene with the Tramp building a wall at maximum speed. 6 years 7 months ago
  2. jarmel's avatar

    jarmel

    As good as other Charlie's better known short works. Deserves to be in at least one official list. 10 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It's very weird to me that Charlie Chaplin has a wife and a home in Pay Day (and of course, it has to be a matronly, disapproving one wielding a +1 rolling pin - where do these clichés come from? comic strips?), but as the Tramp, he's blowing his money and making sure he'll eventually end up on the street without either. Is there a Chaplin Extended Universe where all the Tramp movies can be inserted in a credible timeline? Asking for a friend. So half of this 22-minute short has Charlie working construction and showing off impeccable timing in the slapstick. The other half has him spending his pay check (less interesting), then coming home. In that last part, shrewish wife trope aside, there's a lot to like, but my favorite bit is the cat that steals a whole freaking salami right off the table. The shenanigans where he tries to go to bed at dawn are also funny. This is fairly slight, overall, but I'm always impressed with Chaplin who not only writes, produces and directs himself, but also composes the scores. Man is a... quintuple(?) threat! 2 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #152 in Anthology Film Archives's Essential Cinema
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