Laughing Gas (film)

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Laughing Gas is the title of several American short films (1907, 1914 starring Charlie Chaplin, 1915, 1920) whose plot revolves around real or would-be dentists.

1907 film[edit]

Laughing Gas
Directed byEdwin S. Porter
StarringBertha Regustus
Edward Boulden
Release date
  • 1907 (1907)
Running time
9 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles


The plot is that of a black woman going to the dentist for a toothache and being given laughing gas. On her way walking home, and in other situations, she can't stop laughing, and everyone she meets "catches" the laughter from her, including a vendor and police officers.


  • Edward Boulden
  • Mr. La Montte
  • Bertha Regustus ... Mandy Brown
  • Mr. Sullivan

1914 film[edit]

Laughing Gas
Laughing Gas is a 1914 film starring Charlie Chaplin. The film is also known as Busy Little Dentist, Down and Out, Laffing Gas, The Dentist, and Tuning His Ivories.

1915 film[edit]

Laughing Gas
StarringJimmy Aubrey
Walter Kendig
Release date
  • July 12, 1915 (1915-07-12)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent films


1920 film[edit]

A film directed by Tom Buckingham.[1]

Laughing Gas
Directed byTom Buckingham
Written byTom Buckingham
Produced byAbe Stern
Julius Stern
StarringCharles Dorety
Bud Jamison
Release date
  • December 8, 1920 (1920-12-08)
CountryUnited States


  1. ^ Co, Moving Picture Weekly Pub; Book, Start this, Moving Picture Weekly (1915-1920), retrieved 2021-10-10

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