The Professor

The Professor ★★★

1919

The reconstruction linked below incorporates footage from a couple of other Chaplin shorts in order to pad out the running time on what's otherwise just a brief tale featuring Chaplin (in heavy makeup) as the owner and proprietor of a flea circus.

But ultimately this was never finished, and there's good reason for that. The only gags that work exist elsewhere, and the final segment is honestly kind of interminable.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaZS0qrNOIE