The Masquerader


The Masquerader is an American movie that was released in the year 1914. The movie was directed by Charlie Chaplin and starred Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle


The Masquerader is a comedy short whose plot revolves around making films at Keystone. Charlie plays an actor who bungles several scenes and is kicked off the studio. The next day a strange beautiful woman appears to audition for the film. It’s Charlie in drag. After doing a perfect impersonation of a female, Charlie has drawn the attention of the director who hires the new “actress’ in his films. The director gives the beautiful woman the men’s dressing room to change in. While there Charlie’s returns to his tramp costume. When the director returns, looking for the woman, he finds Charlie and realizes he has been tricked. Angry, the director chases Charlie through the studio until Charlie decides to jump into what he thinks is a prop well. The film ends with the director and other actors laughing at Charlie as he is trapped in the bottom of a real well. The plot involving a man dressing up as a woman was quite popular in silent movies.

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