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The Count (1916)

Unrated | | Short, Comedy | 4 September 1916 (USA)
Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of ... See full summary »

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Miss Moneybags
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Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of the same house; he is attracted to the cook, and so are the butler and a policeman. Once discovered by the tailor-count, Charlie must pretend to be the count's secretary. The real count shows up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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4 September 1916 (USA)  »

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Almost a Gentleman  »

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The film was restored in 2013 through the Chaplin Mutual Project thanks to the financial support of The George Lucas Family Foundation, The Film Foundation and The Material World Charitable Foundation. See more »

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Referenced in Unknown Chaplin (1983) See more »

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Aristocratic Business

After having seen in the "Schloss", "The Count", a film directed by Herr Charles Chaplin in the silent year of 1916, this German Count must enumerate both the accurate and inaccurate elements in order to prevent the many misunderstandings that still persist among the longhaired around the world and the provincial aristocracy, even after centuries.

Inaccurate :

· A genuine Count's secretary never accompanies his master to a ball · The free style dancing is not allowed in a ball · In an elegant and aristocratic dinner, ordinary foods such as watermelon or spaghetti never are served. · A wealthy heiress never dances with a man in civvies · A wealthy heiress usually is not young, thin or charming.

Accurate:

· The servants always cause problems for their masters · The aristocratic floors always are waxed · The aristocratic servants wear slovenly wigs · A genuine Count wears top hat and matching moustache

Those were necessary clarifications so in this way it does depict aristocratic business in the correct manner.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must continue in this aristocratic corporate spirit.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/


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