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His Regeneration (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Western | 7 May 1915 (USA)
An unrepentant crook enters a dance hall and gets in a fight over a girl. As he, unknowingly, breaks into her house, another bloody mess stains the residence's thick carpets. Can a simple act of kindness pave the way for his regeneration?

Director:

Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... The Regenerate (as G.M.Anderson)
Lee Willard ... His Partner
Marguerite Clayton ... The Girl
Hazel Applegate Hazel Applegate ... The Maid
Charles Chaplin ... A Customer
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Storyline

A rough criminal gets into an argument over a girl in a dance hall. The argument turns into a fight, and the criminal is shot. As everyone else looks on, a young woman comes to his aid, and it turns out that he is not seriously wounded. He still remembers the woman who helped him when, later, he is committing a burglary and gets a surprise that will change his life. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jego regeneracja See more »

Filming Locations:

Niles, California, USA

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Charles Chaplin who appears uncredited as a customer in the bar, was a business associate of 'G.M. Anderson', who appeared in a cameo in Chaplin's film The Champion (1915). The main titles to this film read "...slightly assisted by Charles Chaplin", which suggests that Chaplin possibly hand a hand in the story or direction of this film, especially as he used the same story again for his later comedy Police (1916). See more »

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Only the funny but unimportant scene with Chaplin is nice
15 January 2016 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Although this movie is considered as a Western (not only in IMDb), I don't think it fits well the genre. If you consider it as a Western, anyway, it is probably the only film of that genre in which Chaplin has taken part. Besides the initial credits say that it was "slightly assisted by Charles Chaplin", Charlie has also played the Tramp in a funny but unimportant scene in the saloon, which is the only interesting scene in the whole film, which I consider very boring. One year afterwards Chaplin made a remake of this film, "Police", which is much better and is not a Western for sure. The story of the criminal redeemed by a beautiful blondie is basically the same, but having the Tramp as the thief and not only as a flirting customer in a bar makes everything different.


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