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It's time for more fun in the park: two restless husbands leave their
wives behind, flirt with other women, get involved in brief but heated
confrontations, chase each other through the shrubbery and, ultimately,
receive harsh punishment from a cop who seems to be on permanent
Flirtation Patrol. Dozens of Keystone comedies fit this description,
but Getting Acquainted is a fairly amusing example of the familiar
routine. It's a little less frantic than some shorts and decidedly less
violent than the Keystone norm of the day. This was the second-to-last
comedy Charlie Chaplin made for Mack Sennett, and it feels almost like
a sentimental farewell to the old gang. Here's what passes for
"sentimental" at Keystone: no bricks are hurled, no mallets wielded, no
bombs explode, and not one person gets thrown into the pond. That said,
Charlie does receive a rather nasty-looking stab in the butt early on,
and the mustachioed cop (Edgar Kennedy) who pursues the errant husbands
delivers a couple of vigorous conks on the head with his billy-club,
but compared to some Keystone efforts this one amounts to a genteel tea
At times the camera lingers on the players for a quiet moment or two in
between intrigues, giving us a chance to observe them more closely than
was generally the case in these brisk one-reel comedies. The couples at
the center of the action certainly look mismatched: pint-sized Charlie
is paired off with the much larger, older, gorgon-like Phyllis Allen
(who would also play his formidable spouse years later in Pay Day)
while Mack Swain, obese and unsightly, is paired with petite, pretty
Mabel Normand. We meet Charlie and Phyllis first (although this opening
scene is missing from some prints), and they make such an
inappropriate-looking couple the casting itself serves as a sight gag.
Next we meet Swain and Normand, as Mack kindly assists a motorist with
his car. Soon afterward we recognize that this film's theme concerns
people who don't belong together, searching in vain for their true
partners. Or, I don't know, maybe it's really about comedians in quaint
outfits, chasing each other through shrubbery.
In any case, Charlie quickly ditches his wife and tests the water with
blonde Cecile Arnold, but he is distracted and then driven away by her
escort, a mysterious man wearing a fez. I wanted to know more about
this fellow, but apparently he's there solely to supply a touch of the
exotic. Come to think of it, this couple looks mismatched too, visually
anyway, but they appear perfectly content with each other during their
brief scenes. Once Charlie meets Mabel he forgets all about Cecile and
wastes no time in trying to make an impression on this new potential
conquest. First he taps Mabel's bottom with his cane, then within
moments he raises the cane and 'accidentally' hooks her dress with it.
When Mabel reacts with shock Charlie disengages his cane and gives it a
quick spank. Mabel's attitude towards this strange little cad never
improves after this startling introduction, but soon Charlie is too
busy getting chased through the park by Kennedy and Swain to care.
Edgar Kennedy, by the way, gives the film's most lively performance as
the crazed cop.
Getting Acquainted is diverting if not exactly memorable, while its
comparatively relaxed, methodical tempo stands in notable contrast with
Chaplin's other Keystone "park" comedies. It's lightweight fun while it
lasts, and it's nice that we're granted a few moments to appreciate
Mabel Normand's dark-eyed beauty. This film marked Chaplin's last
teaming with Mabel, seen here while still in her youthful prime.
Tags for Getting Acquainted Full Movie
, Charles Chaplin
, Edgar Kennedy
, Harry McCoy
, Mabel Normand
, Mack Swain
, Phyllis Allen
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