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Police!
Also known as Charlot cambrioleur in France : [Charlie the Burglar], [Housebreaker]
(1916) American
B&W : Two reels / 2050 feet
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [Convict 999], Edna Purviance [the girl], Wesley Ruggles [the crook], Billy Armstrong [the miser], John Rand [the policeman], James T. Kelley [the street drunk; and the flophouse drunk], Leo White [the fruit peddlar; the flophouse proprietor; and the middle policeman at the stationhouse], Fred Goodwins, Bud Jamison [a flophouse patron], Frank J. Coleman

Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by [?] The General Film Company, Incorporated? / Original scenario by Charles Chaplin. Cinematography by Harry Ensign. / Released 27 May 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in 1915 in the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. An exerpt from the incomplete feature Life (1915) assembled and released by Essanay after Chaplin’s contract with them had expired.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Criminals: Thieves - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen

Listing updated: 17 May 2012.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 119; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 80, 82-83; Lahue-World p. 32.

Home video: DVD.

 
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