Blackhawk/Mutual, Essanay, First National, 1915. Description: A lot of six films starring Charlie Chaplin:
1) A Jitney Elopement, released April 1, 1915. A romantic comedy film in which Chaplin stars as the love interest of Edna Purviance, who plays a wealthy young woman eager to escape the arranged marriage her father intends for her. Lloyd Bacon and Leo White also appear as characters. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 700ft. Essanay.
2) One A.M., released August 7, 1916. Comedy film starring Charlie Chaplin as a drunk young man having difficulties getting out of a cab and navigating his home after a night out on the town. Albert Austin plays the part of Chaplin’s taxi driver. Black and white; silent with musical optical track. Synchronization by Winston Sharples. 16mm; approx. 650ft. Mutual.
3) Pay Day, released April 2, 1922. Chaplin plays a construction worker determined to spend his wages without his wife’s knowledge. Supporting actors include Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edna Purviance, and Sydney Chaplin. Black and white; silent with musical optical track. 16mm; approx. 22 minutes. First National.
4) The Adventurer, released October 22, 1917. Chaplin plays The Little Tramp, an escaped convict who, while evading the police, saves a young woman, her mother, and her suitor from drowning. A slapstick antagonism between the Tramp and the suitor ensues. Supporting actors include Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin, and Frank J. Coleman. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 24 minutes. Mutual/Blackhawk.
5) The Cure, released April 16, 1916. Chaplin plays an alcoholic causing mayhem at a health spa. Supporting actors include Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, and Henry Bergman. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 24 minutes. Mutual/Blackhawk.
6) Making a Living, released February 2, 1914. Chaplin’s first comedy, in which he plays a thief-turned-reporter. Directed by Henry Lehrman. Supporting actors include Edgar Kennedy. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 11 minutes. Mack Sennett/Blackhawk.
Condition: All films have been played only rarely and therefore show very little wear. Any instances of vinegar syndrome or color turning have been noted in the description of the individual film in question. For more detailed inquiries regarding the condition of a specific film, please contact us.
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