The Rounders (1914)
Written and directed by Charles Chaplin
Those more accustomed to Chaplin's masterpieces should be entertained by this rather more anarchic approach, which in some places is almost along the lines of The Hangover. I mean, how can you not like a film where Fatty Arbuckle punches and chokes his wife for laughs and the movie ends with the two leads passed out in a sinking rowboat?
Goes to show, the movies have only ever needed a handful of basic plots, and "drunk hijinks" is one of the most enduring.
Review by Lucio Darling