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The Count (1916)

US 34m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell

The_Count_1916The Count is an energetic slapstick comedy of manners, in which Charlie plays an ex-tailor’s assistant who finds himself impersonating a Count at a fancy dinner party hoping to win the favour of “Miss Moneybags”. As a common man passing himself off as someone he is not, his lack of cultural refinement quickly become apparent, and provides the basis for many of the comic gags in this film. As a repeated theme in a number of Chaplin productions, which was likely popular with the many “common” folk who frequented his movies, it may also be a reflection his own rags-to-riches story (Klaus Ming January 2016).


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