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  Edna Purviance and Charles Chaplin.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
 
 
A Woman
Also known as Mam’zelle Charlot in France; Eine Frau in Germany; Charlot, perfecta dama and Charlot, señorita bien in Spain; Chaplin i kvinnokläder in Sweden; The Perfect Lady in the USA : [Charlie the Perfect Lady] : {The Woman}
(1915) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance [the daughter of the house], Charles Insley (Charles Inslee) [her father], Marta Golden [her mother], Margie Reiger [father’s lady friend], Billy Armstrong [father’s friend], Leo White [an idler in the park], Jess Robbins [the soda vendor]

Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by [?] The General Film Company, Incorporated, or V-L-S-E, Incorporated? / Produced by Jess Robbins. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Assistant director, Ernest Van Pelt. Scenic artist (set design by), E.T. Mazy. Cinematography by Harry Ensign. Edited by Charles Chaplin. / Released 12 July 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot on-location and in the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles, California. The film was released in Spain on 6 February 1918. The film was rereleased as The Perfect Lady in Pathéscope 9.5mm reduction prints.

Comedy.

Survival status: Prints exist.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Concession stands - Female impersonation - Parks - Rolling pins - USA: California: Los Angeles - Water

Listing updated: 17 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 119; Bohn-Light p. 69; Fell-History p. 97; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 89, 125; Sklar-Movie p. 113 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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