Behind the Screen (1916) - Charlie

Behind the Screen (1916) - Charlie

Three movies are being shot simultaneously and Charlie is an overworked scene shifter. The foreman has waited on hand and foot until all the shifters but Charlie goes on strike. A girl looking for work pretends to be a man and helps Charlie. Charlie discovers her gender and falls in love with her. The foreman thinks they are homosexual and in the ensuing fight, they become involved in a long pie throwing scene from one of the movies in production. The frustrated workers dynamite the studio.

Behind the Screen - An overwhelmed set dresser (Charles Chaplin) at a film studio helps a young woman (Edna Purviance) find a job there, while his co-workers strike against the tyrannical boss.

Directors: Charlie Chaplin, Edward Brewer
Cinematography: Roland Totheroh
Screenplay: Charlie Chaplin, Vincent P. Bryan, Maverick Terrell
Producers: Charlie Chaplin, Henry P. Caulfield

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