Tillie's Punctured Romance

Director: Mack Sennett
Year Released: 1914
Rating: 1.0

Poor early comedy from comedy director Mack Sennett - who, like Maya Deren, is more influential for planting ideas and setting trends than for extraordinary output - that suffers from a bad sense of timing and abundance of lame fat jokes (at Tillie's expense). Chaplin was still in the very beginning of his career, so he wasn't in charge yet, and the drop in quality is more than evident - if he was manning this film, the script would have been the first to go.