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 ...
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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
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A Jitney Elopement (1915) has been restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Lobster Films in collaboration with Film Preservation Associates, from a nitrate fine grain preserved at The Museum of Modern Art and a nitrate print preserved at the Cinemathèque Royale de Belgique.
Intertitles have been reconstructed from re-release titles of 1920's found in both 35mm and Kodascope 16mm original elements.
Scanned at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory. See more »
The Jitney Bus
words by Edith Maida Lessing
music by Roy Ingrahm See more »
Chaplin and Edna make for a good engagement
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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