||Leo White (left), Charles Chaplin and Ben Turpin.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
A Night Out
Also known as Charlot fait la noce and Charlot en bombe in France; Eine Verbummelte Nacht in Germany; Una Notte fuori and Le Notti bianche di Charlot in Italy; Charlot trasnochador, Charlot se va de juerga and Carlitos va de juerga in Spain; Hela natten lång in Sweden : [His Night Out], [Charlie’s Night Out], [Champagne Charlie], [Charlie’s Drunken Daze]
B&W : Two reels / 1856 feet
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin [a drunken reveler], Ben Turpin [another drunken reveler], Bud Jamison [the head waiter], Edna Purviance [the head waiter’s wife], Leo White [the Van Dyke dandy outside the bar; and the first hotel clerk], Fred Goodwins [the desk clerk at the second hotel], Madrona Hicks [the veiled woman], Earl Esola [the bellboy with cigar boxes], Daniel P. Kelleher [the bellboy carrying suitcases], Eva Sawyer [the count’s companion], Charles Allen Dealey [the restaurant manager], Frank Dolan [a waiter], Lee Willard [the soup slurper], Fritz Wintermeier (Fred Windermere) [the policeman], W. Coleman Elam, Eddie Fries
Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Produced by Jess Robbins. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Assistant director, Ernest Van Pelt. Cinematography by Harry Ensign. / Released 15 February 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Purviance’s film debut. The production was shot in the Essanay Studio in Niles (Fremont), California, and on location in Oakland, California. The film was released in Spain on 3 January 1916. The film was [?] released or rereleased? in Finland on 11 February 1921. The film was [?] released or rereleased? in Sweden in 1930. The rereleased sound version reputedly has been sequentially altered.
Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positives, 16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: USA: California: Fremont: Niles - USA: California: Oakland
Listing updated: 31 January 2015.
References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 119; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 18d, 36, 135; Lahue-World pp. 64b, 176; Sklar-Movie p. 113; Spehr-American p. 598 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.