The idea for Dough and Dynamite emerged out of a sequence intended for Those Love Pangs. Chaplin wisely chose to expand the scenes into a separate film (which was completed before Those Love Pangs but released later). The result is one of the best films Chaplin had made up to that time.
|Although Chester Conklin was only three years older than Chaplin,
he always seemed much older to me because of his costume.
|The great Phyllis Allen.|
|The dough in this film seems to take on a comedy life of its own–
sort of like Charlie’s cane in his other films.
|“The Fatal Loaf”|
|Charlie makes bagels by swinging the dough around his wrist like a bracelet.|