A Night in the Show
Also known as Charlot au music-hall in France; Charlie at the Show in the USA : [A Night at the Show]
B&W : Two reels / 1735 feet
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin [Mr. Pest, the inebriate; and Mr. Rowdy, in the balcony], Edna Purviance [the girl in the audience], John Rand [the orchestra conductor; and the woman in the balcony with a baby (first row)], Leo White [a spectator in the front row, later in a box seat; and the blackface man in the balcony (second row)], James T. Kelley [the trombone player; and a spectator in the balcony (fourth row)], Paddy McGuire [the clarinet player; and the theater employee with the feather duster], Bud Jamison [Dash, of Dot & Dash], Charles Inslee [the tuba player], Carrie Clarke Ward [the woman with the feather hat], Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Lawrence A. Bowes, George Cleethorpe, Frank J. Coleman, Fred Goodwins, Dee Lampton, Charlotte Mineau, Wesley Ruggles, May White
Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by V-L-S-E, Incorporated. / Produced by Jess Robbins. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Scenic artist, E.T. Mazy. Assistant director, Ernest Van Pelt. Cinematography by Harry Ensign. / Released 20 November 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot in the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles, California. The film was released in Sweden on 12 November 1917. The film was released in Spain on 17 January 1918. The film was rereleased in Finland on 27 April 1928.
Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positive], and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Audiences - Orchestra conductors - Orchestras - Snakes - Theaters
Listing updated: 17 May 2012.
References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 118, 119; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 136; Kerr-Silent p. 85; Tarbox-Lost p. 245 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.