His New Profession
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His New Profession is a 1914 American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair. It is also known as "The Good for Nothing".
|His New Profession|
|Directed by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Produced by||Mack Sennett|
|Cinematography||Frank D. Williams|
|Edited by||Charlie Chaplin (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Mutual Film|
English (Original titles)
Charlie is hired by a man to wheel his elderly invalid uncle around a seaside park for a short time. Although he begins his new job with enthusiasm, Charlie soon thinks he should be earning extra money for his efforts to spend at a saloon. Accordingly, he takes a beggar's sign and tin and puts them on the wheelchair of the sleeping old man. A pretty girl, a real beggar, a park policeman and the old man's nephew (who is furious because Charlie allowed his uncle's wheelchair to nearly roll off a high, long pier) soon ensure that Charlie's new profession is a thing of the past.
Motion Picture News commented, "Charlie Chaplin appears in this picture and, as usual, whenever he appears it is a laugh throughout."
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