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Charlie Chaplin's "The Adventurer"

1917

Charlie Chaplin's 62nd Film Released Oct. 22 1917 The Adventurer is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is the last out of the twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corportation. Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials. The film also stars Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who would be dead before the end of the year in a drunk driving accident. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007613/



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The Adventurer is a short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, and is the last of the twelve films made under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation.

Plot and characters

Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell (actor)) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials.<></>
The film also stars Henry Bergman and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who died on December 20, 1917 in a drunk driving accident.

Cast

  • Charles Chaplin - The Convict
  • Edna Purviance - The Girl
  • Eric Campbell (actor) - The Suitor
  • Henry Bergman - The Father
  • Albert Austin - The Butler

Critical reception

A re-release of the film inspired this enthusiastic review in the August 16, 1920 New York Times. Note that this was written during a period in which Chaplin's film output was practically nonexistent.<></><blockquote>"On the Rivoli program, and also at the Rialto, is a Chaplin revival. The Adventurer, which makes one wish, between laughs, that the screen's best comedian would get to work and do what everyone knows he is capable of. There is a Slapstick humour coarse humor in The Adventurer, but also some of Chaplin's most irresistible pantomime."

See also

  • List of American films of 1917
  • Charlie Chaplin filmography



Category:1917 films
Category:American films
Category:Films directed by Charlie Chaplin
Category:American silent short films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1910s comedy films
Category:American comedy films

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