Cruel, Cruel Love

Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)
16 min|Comedy| 26 March 1914
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A silly aristocrat who believes that he has been jilted attempts suicide but he is saved from death and reunited with his fiancée.
Chaplin plays a personality quite completely different from the small Tramp that he would become illustrious. during this short Keystone film, Chaplin is instead an upscale, upper-class gentleman (Lord Helpus) whose romance is vulnerable once his girlfriend (played by Minta Durfee) sees him being embraced by her maid and jumps to the incorrect conclusion. She angrily sends Lord Helpus away, locution she ne'er needs to examine him once more. Distraught, once Lord Helpus arrives home he's determined to finish his life. He swallows what he thinks could be a glass of poison and envisions himself being tortured in Hell. shortly later, the girlfriend's gardener and maid enlighten Minta that Lord Helpus wasn't play in the slightest degree. Minta quickly sends a note of apology to Lord Helpus. upon reading it, Lord Helpus flies into a panic associate degreed summons an machine to assist him before he dies from the fatal dose of poison. there's no danger of Lord Helpus expiring: His pantryman had stealthily switched the liquid within the glass to harmless water.
Chaplin's romantic interest during this film, Minta Durfee, was the spouse of fellow Keystone actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.

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