Silents

Charlie Chaplin's 55th Film released Sept. 04 1916. The Count was Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Films. Co-starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance, it is a story about Charlie and his boss finding an invitation to a party from a real Count. Each try to play the role as the Count instead to catch the rich heiress played by Edna http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006548/

Charlie Chaplins 25th Film Released Aug. 31 1914 As His New Profession An American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004101/

Our Hospitality starring Buster Keaton was released in 1923 by Metro Pictures. It is the story of a boy (Keaton) who fall into a Hatfield McCoy like feud. It does have some wonderful comedic scenes. Music is from old piano rolls.

Buster Keaton wrote and directed this film in 1922. In it he accidentally gets married to a woman because he thinks he is in court and they all speak Polish. The comedy revolves around his living with his new wife's Polish family.

The Avenging Conscience was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1914. It is 50 minutes long, a step in Griffith's progressive move into feature films. His next film was to me his controversial masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. This film is based on writings of Edgar Allen Poe, it is Victorian and sentimental but it is also quite visual. Rather than be a spoiler I will let the story tell itself. I have added music and sound effects, and I may have gone a bit overboard myself as you will see if you watch it.

A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy

Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.

Charlie Chaplin's 15th Film Released June o1 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003934/

Charlie Chaplin's 29th Released Oct. 26 1914 The story involves Chaplin and Chester Conklin working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results. Dough and Dynamite was one of two Charlie Chaplin films that were to be shown at a special event in September, 2001. However, in the light of 9/11, it was taken off the list of films as it ends with Charlie walking out of a blown up building.

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