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A Burlesque on Carmen -- A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.


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18 December 1915 (USA) See more »
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Edna Purviance ... Carmen
Jack Henderson ... Lillas Pastia
Leo White ... Morales, Officer of the Guard
John Rand ... Escamillo the Toreador
May White ... Frasquita
Bud Jamison ... Soldier of the Guard
Lawrence A. Bowes ... Gypsy
Frank J. Coleman ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Goodwins ... Gypsy (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Prosper Mérimée  novel "Carmen"

Produced by
Jess Robbins .... producer (as Jessie T. Robbins)
George K. Spoor .... producer
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh 
Production Design by
Albert Couder 

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Also Known As:
"Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen" - USA (complete title)
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Portugal:31 min | USA:31 min (18 fps)
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Charles Chaplin released this two reel comedy in 1915, shortly before leaving Essanay. That studio then padded the film with two more reels of non-Chaplin material and re-released it as a four-reel film in 1916.See more »
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Version of Carmen (2000) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Pathos rather than comedy, 28 February 2003
Author: Single-Black-Male from London, England

I must admit, I don't find Charlie Chaplin as funny as Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy and The Little Rascals. What says more to me about Chaplin is his pathos rather than comedy. His genius was in his pathos, depicting the grim reality of working class Victorian and Edwardian life. His comedy was merely a vehicle to communicate his pathos. Therefore, I did not find this funny, but I struck a chord with his pathos.

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