The Professor

The Professor ★★★


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.