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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 Eric Campbell ... The Suitor
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman ... The Father
Albert Austin 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:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szökött fegyenc 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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Trivia

The last of twelve films Charles Chaplin made while he was under contract with the Mutual Film Corporation. See more »

Goofs

When the Tramp first appears in the sand, the policeman's rifle is resting on the ground, pointing at him. In the next long shot, the rifle is in the policeman's lap. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [opening title card] The man hunt.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Fall Guy (1921) See more »

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One of Chaplin's funniest
30 November 2003 | by hausrathmanSee all my reviews

In The Adventurer, Charlie plays an escaped convict who briefly manages to enjoy the good life after rescuing a drowning rich woman before the police find him again.

The Adventurer is the last of Chaplin's twelve films for the Mutual Company. Lacking any attempt at the pathos and social commentary that Chaplin injected in some of his previous Mutual shorts, this chase comedy almost appears to be a throwback to his rough-and-tumble roots at Keystone. However, there is one major difference, this film much funnier than anything did at Keystone. While I do not consider this to be his best short, it is arguably his funniest. The chases that bookend the film are hilarious. The middle is hilarious too. The film is a laugh fest through and through. If this film doesn't put a smile on your face, check your pulse.


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