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Charlie Chaplin's "Cruel Cruel Love"

1914

Charlie Chaplin's 8th Film released March 26 1914 This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003805/ Watch more Chaplin movies


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Cruel, Cruel Love is a 1914 in film United States comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin.

Plot

This early Chaplin film has him playing a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend oversees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor, Fatty Arbuckle.

Cast

  • Charles Chaplin - Lord Helpus/Mr. Dovey
  • Edgar Kennedy - Lord Helpus' Butler
  • Minta Durfee - The Lady
  • Eva Nelson - Maid

Rediscovery

Cruel, Cruel Love was presumed a lost film for 50 years until a reasonable condition, complete nitrate copy was discovered in South America. Copies were made and its original, two reel format is available for sale.

See also

  • Lost film
  • List of rediscovered films
  • Charlie Chaplin filmography
  • Keystone Studios

Category:1914 films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:American silent short films
Category:American films
Category:Films directed by George Nichols
Category:Films directed by Mack Sennett
Category:1910s comedy films
Category:Films produced by Mack Sennett
Category:Mutual Film films

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