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Charlie Chaplin's " The Pawnshop"

1916

Charlie Chaplin's 56th Film Released Oct 02 1916. The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film Company. Chaplin played the role of assistant to the pawnshop owner. Henry Bergman played the owner and Edna Purviance the owner's daughter. Albert Austin played an alarm clock owner who watches Charlie in dismay as he checks out the clock. This was one of Chaplin's more popular Mutual Films, mainly for the slapstick comedy he was famous for at the time. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007162/


The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film. Released on October 2, 1916, it stars Chaplin in the role of assistant to the pawnshop owner, played by Henry Bergman. Edna Purviance plays the owner's daughter, while Albert Austin appears as an alarm clock owner who watches Chaplin in dismay as he dismantles the clock; the massive Eric Campbell (actor)'s character attempts to rob the shop.
This was one of Chaplin's more popular movies for Mutual, mainly for the slapstick comedy he was famous for at the time.

Synopsis

Chaplin plays an assistant in a pawnshop run by Bergman. He engages in a slapstick battles with his fellow pawnshop assistant, deals with eccentric customers, and flirts with the pawnbroker's daughter.
One customer, posing as a jewelry buyer, pulls a gun and tries to rob the place. Chaplin disarms him.

Primary cast

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  • Charles Chaplin: Pawnshop assistant
  • Henry Bergman: Pawnbroker
  • Edna Purviance: His daughter
  • John Rand (actor): Pawnshop assistant
  • Albert Austin: Client with clock
  • Wesley Ruggles: Client with ring
  • Eric Campbell (actor): Thief

Sound version

In 1932, Van Beuren Studios of Van Beuren Studios, purchased Chaplin's Mutual comedies for $10,000 each, added music by Gene Rodemich and Winston Sharples and sound effects, and re-released them through RKO Radio Pictures. Chaplin had no legal recourse to stop the RKO release.

See also

  • Charlie Chaplin filmography



  • Category:1916 films
    Category:1910s comedy films
    Category:American silent short films
    Category:Films directed by Charlie Chaplin
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:American films
    Category:American comedy films

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