Syd Chaplin films on TCM tonight


TCM USA will continue their tribute to Mack Sennett tonight with a handful of films featuring Charlie’s brother, Syd Chaplin, including Gussle’s Day Of Rest, A Submarine Pirate, & Lover’s Lost Control. Click here for the complete schedule. The Gussle character was a version of Archibald Binks, a character Sydney (& Charlie) played in several Fred Karno productions, such as Skating, a scenario Syd wrote himself.


  1. Last night was the first time I saw any of Syd's own films, and I too was struck by my first recognition of a resemblance between Charlie and Syd! 😉

  2. go over to youtube and check out syd's 'charley's aunt'. it's an absolute hoot. shame his career didn't take off like his brother's because he was quite a good comedian.

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