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A Jitney Elopement (1915)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  1 April 1915 (USA)
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Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie ... See full summary »

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Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charlie's Elopement  »

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The Jitney Bus
words by Edith Maida Lessing
music by Roy Ingrahm
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Introduces Some of Chaplin's Favorite Themes
4 October 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This Chaplin comedy is a combination of the type of unfinished knockabout humor from the Mack Sennett-style comedies along with a couple of the themes that Chaplin would later refine and use to much better advantage in later movies. A lot of the film is routine, but it is made more watchable by a couple of ideas that Chaplin always liked: identity mix-ups, and the attitudes of the upper classes. Both come into play as Charlie's character (not yet the 'tramp', but somewhat similar) has a rich rival for the hand of his girl (Edna Purviance - she and Chaplin always make a likable leading couple). Overall, "A Jitney Elopement" is only fair, but a sign of things to come.


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