This volume contains five of Chaplin's legendary early films as follows:-
Behind The Screen:
Charlie is an assistant to the head carpenter at a movie studio, and does all the heavy work while his boss relaxes. Charlie gets no recognition for his work, since his boss thinks he's lazy. Charlie promises to help a girl, who has sneaked into the studio to get a part in the movies. Dressed like a carpenter the girl gets a job working next to Charlie.
Charlie flirts with the girl and his boss catches him kissing "him". The other workers go on strike because of the horrible treatment, but Charlie is only interested in his lady love. The Rink:
Charlie is a waiter and makes out a check based on what a man has spilled on his suit. Although he is a clumsy waiter, Charlie lives another more graceful life as a skater at a nearby rink. He meets a girl there and saves her from the unwelcome attentions of his restaurant customer. The girl invites Charlie to her skating party and he makes a grand entrance in top hat and tails, but again encounters the nasty customer. A riot on roller skates occurs, but Charlie escapes, hooking his cane on the back of a car and rolling away.
Charlie is a bum who enters a mission and is reformed by a minister and mission girl. He becomes a policeman. Tough guys have managed to keep cops off Easy Street by beating them up... Charlie's new beat. He meets the gang leader and strikes him on the head with his nightstick with no effect, but the tough guy is outsmarted by Charlie and is hauled off to jail. The tough guy escapes jail though, and comes after the cop that busted him.
The Cure: Charlie decides that he should partake in a "water cure" at a spa and there he meets a girl and a man with gout. The poor man' foot is never safe with Charlie around. Charlie brought with him bottles of liquor, of which a bellboy finds and partakes. The manager catches him and forces him to empty the bo