Also known as Les avatars de Charlot in France
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin + [Leo White]
Cast: Charles Chaplin [the new janitor], Edna Purviance [the scrub girl], Billy Armstrong [the cook], Leo White [the man who attempts to buy the explosive; and the flophouse proprietor], James T. Kelley [the flophouse drunk], Wesley Ruggles [the flophouse tough], Bud Jamison [a flophouse patron], [?] ? [Colonel A. Nutt], [?] ? [Hazel Nutt, his daughter], [?] ? [the butler (1918 footage)], [?] ? [the butler (1915 footage)], [?] Albert Austin?
Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by [?] Essanay Film Manufacturing Company? / Original scenario by Charles Chaplin. Original cinematography by Harry Ensign. / Released 11 August 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot in the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles, California. The film is comprised of unreleased Chaplin footage shot in 1915, edited together by Essanay with new footage directed by Leo White in 1918. The flophouse sequence is from the unfinished feature Life (1915).
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 17 May 2012.
References: Film viewing : Jacobs-Chaplin p. 136; Kerr-Silent p. 79; Lahue-World p. 32 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.