The one in which our intrepid hero inventively uses a gas lamp to quell his bullying opponent.. A down-on-his-luck Charlie reluctantly becomes a policeman and is assigned to the rough-and-ready Easy Street neighbourhood where he hilariously encounters the towering figure of Campbell. Easily one of Chaplin's finest and most enduring shorts, the film walks a fine line between humour and pathos and succeeds admirably...
One of Chaplin's best Mutual films that blends poverty, crime, and drug use into comedy and with a happy ending with Chaplin getting the girl. A perfect short.
One of Chaplin's best shorts. The scenes with Eric Campbell are among the finest things Chaplin ever did.
Chaplin's early shorts always seem so messy. Yet so hilarious. I just saw this and The Cure (this was much better) and noticed I get the biggest laughs usually from the smallest details- a tiny nod, a blank stare, a flick of the foot.