Essanay, Keystone/Official Films, Mutual/Blackhawk, Keystone/Blackhawk First National/Blackhawk, 1914. Description: A lot of six Charlie Chaplin films, 1914-1921:
1) The Fireman, released June 12, 1916. Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A Charlie Chaplin short with Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, and Lloyd Bacon. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 24 minutes. Mutual Copyright 1918 by Lone Star Corp. A Van Buren Production.
2) The Champion, released March 11, 1915. Charlie decides to become a sparring partner for a boxing champion, loading his glove with a lucky horseshoe he found. A Charlie Chaplin short with Bronco Billy Anderson. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 31 minutes. Essanay.
3) Caught in the Rain, also known as In the Park, released May 4, 1914. When a married couple become separated in the park, Charlie takes up with the lady and finds himself in considerable trouble. A Charlie Chaplin short with Mack Swain and Alice Davenport. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 10 minutes. Keystone/Official Films.
4) The Rink, released 1910 (though IMDb states that it was released on December 4, 1916). After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating. A Charlie Chaplin short with Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, and Henry Bergman (as Mrs. Stout). Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 7 minutes. Mutual/Blackhawk.
5) Dough and Dynamite, released October 26, 1914. Charlie and another waiter must become bakers when the regular bakers go out on strike. The strikers put dynamite in a piece of bread which is delivered to the cake counter. Directed by Charlie Chaplin; starring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, and Fritz Schade. Black and white; silent. 16mm; approx. 800ft. Keystone/Blackhawk.
6) The Idle Class, released September 25, 1921. A tramp sneaks into an upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband. A Charlie Chaplin short with Mack Swain, Edna Purviance, Lita Grey, and Henry Bergman. Black and white with a music and sound effects soundtrack. 16mm; original theatrical length of 22 minutes. First National/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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