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The Idle Class
Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1921 • United States
Idle hands are the devil's workshop; unemployed hands lead to pure mischief. Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp takes a "vacation" at a golf resort where he is mistaken for one of the members. The Tramp hopes to merely play through, but landing in this bunker has resulted in a severe penalty. After "speaking" with the officials all is resolved and the Tramp can continue his game.