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The Adventurer (1917)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | 22 October 1917 (USA)
The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... The Convict (as Charlie Chaplin)
Edna Purviance ... The Girl
Eric Campbell ... The Suitor
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman ... The Father
Albert Austin ... The Butler
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Storyline

Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The chauffeur was played by Toraichi Kono, who was Charles Chaplin's own butler, chauffeur, secretary, and bodyguard from 1916 to 1934. See more »

Goofs

The sea level: when people are falling into the water we see the tide is in and the water is deep; when they are shown climbing onto the pier, the tide is clearly out as can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [closing title card] The prison guard is also being entertained.
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Alternate Versions

Kino International distributes a set of videos containing all the 12 Mutual short films made by Chaplin in 1916 - 1917. They are presented by David H. Shepard, who copyrighted the versions in 1984, and have a music soundtrack composed and performed by Michael D. Mortilla who copyrighted his score in 1989. The running time of this film is 24 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited into Days of Thrills and Laughter (1961) See more »

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Chaplin
22 May 2005 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

Chaplin is a funny man that can do a lot with very little. His humour is slapstick and he is very good at it.

Here we follow a convict on the run through diverse escapades in which he amongst other things saves a woman's mother and steals the woman from her suitor.

His jokes are very simple and effective, that said they can be a bit repetitious and today obvious.

Funniest part is in the beginning when he bumps into police everywhere and repeats his mistakes all the time and also the bit with the sliding doors.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

22 October 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Авантюрист See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lone Star Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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