Tillie’s Punctured Romance


(out of 5)

Reportedly the very first feature film ever made.  stars as a ruthless cad who marries the moderately attractive, rotund daughter of a millionaire () for her money. After abandoning her on their honeymoon, he takes off with his girlfriend () only to learn that his father-in-law has passed away and his wife is now richer than ever before. Directed by Mack Sennett, it’s uneven and not fully entertaining, but its place in history cannot be ignored and some of the slapstick is definitely funny.

Keystone Film Company

USA, 1914

Directed by 

Screenplay by , , Mack Sennett, based on the play Tillie’s Nightmare by

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by ,



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