"Getting Acquainted" released 99 years ago today - December 5th 1914
This is an absolutely brilliant scene!!!
His cane was a natural extension of himself, very often would and could do only what he wished he was able to get away with, of course if it was naughty it would get spanked like for instance lifting Mabel’s skirt.
The cane was always within arms reach, no matter what was happening he had to stop and locate it. I love in his film “A Night Out” - 1915, set in a hotel, Charlie puts the cane to bed an lovingly covers it with a blanket.
It is these little bits that set him apart right from the beginning , what drew the audience to him.