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  Charles Chaplin.
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A Dog’s Life
Also known as Une vie de chien in France
(1918) American
B&W : Three reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Tom Wilson, Sydney Chaplin [foodstand proprietor], Albert Austin, Henry Bergman, Charles Riesner, Billy White, Bud Jamison, James T. Kelley, Park Jones, Janet Miller Sully, Loyal Underwood, Granville Redmond, [?] Bill or Brownie? the dog

Charles Chaplin production; distributed by First National Exhibitors’ Circuit, Incorporated. / Produced by Charles Chaplin. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Cinematography by Roland H. Totheroh. / Released 14 April 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The first of the First National contract films. The film was rereleased in the USA by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [Pathépicture] on 22 November 1925.


Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Bricks - Employment offices - Garbage - Lunch wagons - Taverns - Tobacco: Cigarettes - Vacant lots

Listing updated: 4 January 2013.

References: Film viewing : Baer-Film p. 71; Bardèche-History pp. 123, 124, 215; Bohn-Light p. 99; Card-Seductive pp. 92, 94; Everson-American pp. 265, 370; Fell-History p. 97; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 50f, 50g, 55, 56, 62, 63, 84, 132, 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 81, 82, 97, 163-168, 169, 172, 174, 177, 181, 182, 343; Lahue-World p. 146; Lee-Not pp. 66-68; Sato-Currents p. 251; Schuchman-Hollywood pp. 24, 24a, 25; Sinyard-Silent p. 99; Spehr-American p. 101; Taylor-Hitchcock p. 41 : ClasIm-220 pp. C6, C8; FilmDaily-19251106 p. 2; FilmDaily-19251110 p. 2.

Home video: DVD.

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