In order to improve morale, General Melchett asks Captain Blackadder to organize a variety show in the traditional British music-hall style. Seeing another opportunity to leave the trenches, Blackadder agrees - despite detesting variety shows and being horrified at the lack of talent available to him. Written by
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Edmund writes a telegram to Charlie Chaplin at Sennett studios but in 1917 Chaplin had left Sennett studios. After Sennett Chaplin went to Essanay & Mutual Studios (where his contract ended in 1917). In 1917 he signed a contract with First National. "Major Star" takes place in 1917 since the boys talk about the Russian Revolution and the Americans joining in the war. See more
We received a telegram from Mr Chaplin himself at Sennet Studios: Twice nightly filming of my films in trenches: excellent idea stop. But must insist that E. Blackadder be projectionist stop. P.S. Don't let him ever... stop.