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A Jitney Elopement (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 1 April 1915 (USA)
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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Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Suitor - the Fake Count
Edna Purviance ... Edna
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Storyline

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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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie's Elopement See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in I Can Hardly Wait (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jitney Bus
words by Edith Maida Lessing
music by Roy Ingrahm
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Chaplin and Edna make for a good engagement
22 March 2004 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Chaplin at Essany Studios, the one he was at before moving to Mutual studios had Chaplin creating his love for spoofing the upper classes. In this movie, he does not play the tramp. Instead a working class fellow who is in love with a upper class girl but problems ensue when a Count asks for hand in marriage. His beloved asks to be saved and Chaplin comes in to impersonate the Count. The Count arrives while he is there and Mayhem ensues. I cannot pan a Chaplin movie or short. The worst rating I have ever given a Chaplin movie is an 8/10. This is because of his inventive slapstick and physical grueling and innovative comedy routines. In this one, we get a great car chase and a scene where Chaplin holds the camera still while the cars go round and round in circles recalling a scene from the first Pink Panther movie, A Shot in the Dark. Though not perfect, great fun, none the less.


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