I suppose most people would consider Charlie Chaplin (born Charles Spencer Chaplin), the world's most famous screen comic, because of this, his films appear in huge numbers on every size of movie film. In fact many home movie companies around the world relied on Chaplin silent comedy films for their main income, especially as copyright in all the early Chaplin comedies from companies like Keystone, Essanay and Mutual, had either not been registered or had long since expired.
Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in the UK, on 16th April 1889, at Walworth, London, to Hannah and Charles Chaplin (senior). His father had been a singer, well known to the music hall public of the eighteen eighties. His mother was also a small time artist and singer, originally using the name of Lily Harley. At the time of Charlie's birtth, the two parents were touring their own act. New baby Charlie already had a two-year-old half brother Sydney. Soon penury was forced on the family, either by the desertion or death of his father (dependimg which book one cares to believe!). Certainly with their mother unable to perform on stage any longer, by strain on her voice and/or progressing mental illness the two lads had to fend for themselves earning whatever they could by minor engagements in the music halls and petty theft. An early engagement for Charlie and his brother Sydney was with the Eight Lancashire Lads, a troope of child clog dancers - by now Charlie was about eight years old. Some documentation proves he appeared in a few London theatre productions including "Sherlock Holmes" with William Gillette (in the part of Billy) and "Peter Pan" at The Duke Of York's Theatre in December 1904 (playing one of the wolves). By 1906 when he was seventeen, he had advanced to a solo turn with songs and comedy. Now fate stepped in with a chance that within a few years turned a half-starved working class English teenager into one of the richest and most well known men in the world!!
Chaplin's brother Syd had got a job with a touring group - one run by impresario Fred Karno. Luckily he got an audition for his yonger brother, establishing them both in a decent company where working conditions were good, with a management that was well known and respected. Once some more experience had been gained, Fred Karno decided to include Charlie in one of his American touring troopes. This was in the Autumn of 1912. Very soon he had been spotted by Mack Sennett and was earning $125 a week , some three times what he had earnt with Fred Karno and starting in early film comedies .at the Mack Sennett film studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on the West Coast of America. Natural ability, pleasant personality and a driving force to succeed meant rapid progression from Mack Sennett's Keystone films in 1914; to Essanay Films in 1915, to Mutual Films in 1916 and finally to First National in 1918 when finally, around 1919, he formed his own film company (United Artists), with Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Mary Pickford. .
The 9.5mm 'home movie' story stops well before then, as Chaplin had already decided that by owning his film product, he could totally control the copyright of his efforts. To be fair, at least he could also enjoy the resulting profits and the rest of his life. Having been ignominiously banned from the USA (his poliical views were perhaps not to the American establishment's liking - nor to an English born low-life being rather richer than well-connected American entrepeneurs). He retired to Switzerland with another younger wife and his family, where he eventually died, at his large and comfortable estate at Corsier-sur-Vevey; aged 88, on December 25th 1977. By then, (despite the American hatred) feted elsewhere as Sir Charles ("Charlie") Spencer Chaplin KBE. One of his well known quotes on life is well worth remembering - "A day without laughter is a day wasted".
The 9.5mm gauge being the first real amateur film gauge, was probably also the first to exploit the Chaplin films, although the earliest examples were just short extracts. In fact seldom were the early Chaplin comedies issued full length - the 'two reelers' (up to 20 minutes or so), generally arriving on 9.5mm from Pathéscope in the UK at best as '1 reel' cutdowns. However Pathé-Baby in France did rather better and after the second war French companies Film Office and Hefa did issue more complete versions. Naturally the overseas (French, Spanish etc) 9.5mm prints had the main and inter titles in the appropriate language, although luckily almost all the action is visual, another reason why Chaplin was so popular with people all over the world (including the many immigrants in the USA who often had a poor command of English).
As usual, Pathéscope normally retitled the films (and obviously the shorts used different titles) from the original. Naturally the Chaplin films issued on 9.5mm in other countries were titled in their own languages. These lists should help to identify the origin of most 9.5mm Chaplin films that pass through collectors' hands - naturally any errors and omissions would be gratefully accepted.
One of the first '1 reel' Chaplin UK releases in the UK from Pathéscope - August 1929
and some of the last UK 9.5mm Chaplins in Pathescope's later days of 1957/1958
'waste not, want not' - note Pathéscope have used the same photo 30 years later!!
In fact at the end of 1957 Pathéscope thought they had a 'coup' with some of the later Chaplin silent films - "The Pilgrim" / "Pay Day" / "A Day's Pleasure" and "Shoulder Arms" all appeared in 200ft to 2 reel versions, plus various 60ft extracts. The rights had arrived from the E.J.Fancey organisation with whom Pathéscope had done deals for many 9.5mm releases both sound and silent, since the late 1940s. In fact E.J. Fancey thought he had puchased the UK copyright from Germany and proceeded to distribute a Chaplin compilation feature at the cinema. The story goes that Chaplin spotted the E.J. Fancey posters in the West End (London, UK) and swore "I'll sue that b*****d Fancey" and Edwin Fancey returned with "I'll have that b****r Chaplin for slander".
In all events E.J. Fancey's cinema Chaplin compilation was hastily withdrawn (and the copyright dispute presumably sorted out of court) whilst Pathéscope had to quietly withdraw their 9.5mm (and by now 8mm) prints. However nothing was ever mentioned in their magazine or in the press and certainly many hundreds of prints of "Shoulder Arms" (and no doubt the other titles) were sold by dealers. Chaplin had realised the danger of losing control of his films and had formed United Artists in 1919 with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. From then on he determined to tightly control both the copyright and the physical master material of all his films.
The last 9.5mm Chaplin printed films came from Walton Films (WL on the listing below) during the 1960s - these were actually 16mm prints reperforated to 9.5mm and from Novascope Films (NV on the listing below) which were genuine 9.5mm prints produced as triple prints on special 35mm postive stock using original Pathé equipment, produced during the early 1970s.
Watch "The Adventurer" (on 9.5mm as "Freedom For Ever") on You Tube: http://youtu.be/4Jg1NS3zlT4
Watch a 9.5mm print of "Movie Making" ("Behind the Screen" US 1916) on You Tube - http://youtu.be/r7MV85CVQN4
In France Charlie Chaplin was known as Charlot (with similar nicknames in other countries). The French Pathé-Baby 9.5mm house magazine "Le Cinema Chez Soi" featured a front page photo of Charlot for their November 1928 issue with two 4 x 60ft notched releases - "Charlie Chaplin Patine" and "Charlie Chaplin Garcon de Restaurant" (both from "The Rink"). Actually Chaplin films had been launched on 9.5mm in France towards the end of 1925, with extracts from "The Pilgrim". The last 9.5mm Chaplin films in France came from Film Office and Hefa, who both probably carried on providing prints at least till the late 1960s.
Popular Chaplin comedy films - all available on 9.5mm!
@GLN '96 INTERNATIONAL 9.5 FILM CATALOGUE - ORIGINAL TITLE ALPHA LISTING 14/06/10 -------------------------------------------------------------------- ('Released by' = and/or 'Film Star' = CC and/or 'Class' = ) PA=Pathescope(UK) PB=Pathe-Baby(FR) Pathe: PG=(Ger) PI=(IT) PN=(India) PS=(Spain) PT=(Aus) PW=(Sweden) PX=Pathex(US) FO=Film Office(FR) PU=Pinquin(FR) HF=Hefa(FR) LA=LaPierre(FR) MS=Mascre(FR) TB=Tobis(Ger) CK=Cinak(FR) LP=LGP Cine(UK) AV=Adventure(UK) NV=Novascope(UK) PK=Peak(UK) WL=Walton(UK) WH=WallaceHeaton(UK) BC=Birmingham Comm.Flm(UK) PR=Presto(UK) V=30ft notched G=60ft notched L=30ft D=60ft J/C=100ft M=200ft SB=300ft S=300ft notched T/CT=UK sound SS/MS/GS=FR sound BK=Buster Keaton BB=Billy Bevan BT=Ben Turpin CC=Charlie Chaplin CH=Charley Chase DA=Unclassified Animated DD=Dinky Doodle DF=Fleischer DL=Lortac DY=Disney FX=Felix HB=Hallroon Boys HL=Harold Lloyd LH=Laurel&Hardy ML=Max Linder MM=Mickey McGuire OG=Our Gang PP=Paul Parrott SL=Stan Laurel SP=Snub Pollard WF=Walter Forde
Original Film: Title Date Country 9.5mm Number 9.5mm Title 9.5 Issue Del
ADVENTURER (THE) 23/10/17 US 1SB(PA) 638 FREEDOM FOR EVER Silent * 1 S(PA) 638 FREEDOM FOR EVER Notched 5 G(PB) 2087 CHARLIE CHAPLIN S'EVADE - 1 Notched 5 G(PB) 2088 CHARLIE CHAPLIN S'EVADE - 2 Notched 2SB(PB) 8003 CHARLIE CHAPLIN S'EVADE Silent Apr34 1 S(PI) 638 CHARLOT - VIVA LA LIBERTA Notched 1 S(PS) 638 VIVA LA LIBERTAD Notched 2SB(FO) CHARLOT AVENTURIER Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT S'EVADE Silent 1SB(WL) A204 ADVENTURER (THE) Silent 63 66 1 C(NV) 1061 CONVICT CHARLIE Silent * 1 S(PT) 638 ES LEBE DIE FREIHEIT! Notched 1 C(DI) D 98 MAN HUNT Silent 6? 1 C(DI) D 99 TO THE RESCUE Silent 6? 1 C(DI) D100 ADVENTURER (THE) Silent 6? BANK (THE) 16/08/15 US 2SB(PA) 4381 CHARLIE, DETECTIVE Silent Oct36 2SB(PB) 4381 CHARLOT, GARCON DE BANQUE Silent Dec35 1 C(PK) G 77 IN THE BANK Silent * 1SB(DI) D 74 IN THE BANK Silent 6? BEHIND THE SCREEN 13/11/16 US 1 S(PA) 649 MOVIE MAKING Notched 1 G(PA)10318 CHARLIE'S LUNCH HOUR Notched Nov29 1 S(PI) 649 CHARLOT ATTORE CINEMATOGRAPHICO Notched 1 S(PS) 649 CHARLOT ARTISTA DEL CINE Notched 1 G(PS)10318 COLAZIONE DI CHARLOT (LA) Notched 1 J(HF) 502 CHARLOT FAIT DU CINEMA Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT A LA CANTINE Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT FIGURANT Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT MACHINISTE Silent 50 BETWEEN SHOWERS 28/02/14 US 1 M(PA)30169 BETWEEN SHOWERS Silent *Jan36 1 D(PA)30188 AFTER THE SHOWER Silent Oct36 1 D(PA)30191 MY UMBRELLA Silent *Nov36 1SB(DI) D 73 BETWEEN SHOWERS Silent 6? CARMEN 18/12/15 US 3SB(PB) 4445 CHARLOT JOUE CARMEN Silent Mar37 1 J(HF) 503 CHARLOT ET LA DANSEUSE Silent 1 J(HF) 518 CHARLOT ET LE GROS JALOUX Silent 1 J(HF) 519 CHARLOT ET LE TOREADOR Silent 1 J(HF) 520 CHARLOT SE BAT EN DUEL Silent 1 J(HF) 521 CHARLOT ET LES CONTREBANDIERS Silent 1 J(HF) 526 CHARLOT JOUE DU POIGNARD Silent 4SB(HF) 1508 CHARLOT JOUE CARMEN Silent CAUGHT IN A CABARET 27/04/14 US 1 V(PB) 55 CHARLOT, D'ARTAGNAN MODERNE Notched 1 V(PS) 55 CHARLOT MODERNO ARTAGNAN Notched * CAUGHT IN THE RAIN 04/05/14 US 1SB(HF) 1511 CHARLOT ET LA SOMNAMBULE Silent CHAMPION (THE) 11/03/15 US 2SB(PB) 4448 CHARLOT, L'HOMME AU POING DE FER Silent Apr37 2SB(PB) 4732 CHARLOT BOXEUR Silent 1 J(PB) 4913 CHARLOT S'ENTRAINE Silent 56 1 J(PB) 4914 CHARLOT AU POING DE FER Silent 56 2GS(PB)70017 CHARLOT, L'HOMME AU POING DE FER Sound *Nov37 1SB(WL) A211 CHARLIE THE CHAMPION Silent 63 66 COMPILATION ??/??/15 US 2 T(PA) 9719 COMEDY COCKTAIL Sound *Dec52 COUNT (THE) 04/09/16 US 1SB(PA) 761 COUNT (THE) Silent *Mar33 3 G(PA)10292 COUNT (THE) Notched 1 G(PA)10297 TAILORING Notched 4 G(PB) 2092 CHARLIE CHAPLIN, HOMME DU MONDE - 1 Notched 4 G(PB) 2093 CHARLIE CHAPLIN, HOMME DU MONDE - 2 Notched 2 G(PB) 3044 CHARLIE CHAPLIN TAILLEUR Notched Feb30 1SB(PS) 761 CHARLOT HOMBRE DE MUNDO Silent 3 G(PS)10292 CARLITOS ARISTOCRATA Notched 2SB(FO) CHARLOT ET LE COMPTE Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT HOMME DU MONDE Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT TAILLEUR Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT TROUBLE-FETE Silent 50 CURE (THE) 16/04/17 US 1SB(PA) 648 WATER CURE (THE) Silent * 1 S(PA) 648 WATER CURE (THE) Notched 3 G(PB) 3045 CHARLIE CHAPLIN CHEZ LE MASSEUR Notched Feb30 3 G(PB) 3153 CHARLOT PREND DES VACANCES Notched 5 G(PB) 4014 CHARLIE CHAPLIN FAIT UNE CURE - 1 Notched 29 5 G(PB) 4015 CHARLIE CHAPLIN FAIT UNE CURE - 2 Notched 29 1 S(PI) CHARLOT ALLE TERME Notched 1 S(PS) 648 CHARLOT EN EL BALNEARIO Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT CHEZ LE MASSEUR Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT EN VACANCES Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT FAIT UNE CURE Silent 49 1 J(FO) CHARLOT LES MET DANS LE BAIN Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT SOIGNE SON FOIE Silent 50 1SB(WL) A205 CURE (THE) Silent 63 66 DAY'S PLEASURE (A) 07/12/19 US 1 M(PA) 9/25 DAY'S PLEASURE (A) Silent *Feb58 1 D(PA) 9/39 CHARLIE'S STICKY TIME Silent 58 1 D(PA) 9/43 CHARLIE'S PLEASURE TRIP Silent Dec59 2 G(PB) 3160 CHARLIE CHAPLIN CHAUFFARD DU DIMANCHE Notched 38 1SB(PB) 4361 CHARLIE CHAPLIN ET LA CODE DE LA ROUTE Silent Mar35 1SB(PB) 4362 CHARLIE CHAPLIN N'A PAS LE PIED MARIN Silent Apr35 1 C(NV) 1005 CHARLIE ON HOLIDAY Silent *Jan71 DOUGH AND DYNAMITE 26/10/14 US 2 G(PA)10015 CHARLIE THE PASTRYCOOK Notched 26 1 L(PA)30306 CHARLIE THE BAKER Silent 1SB(PI) CHARLOT PASTICCIERE Silent EASY STREET 22/01/17 US 1SB(PA) 651 EASY STREET Silent * 1 S(PA) 651 EASY STREET Notched Aug29 2 G(PB) 3046 CHARLIE CHAPLIN EST EDIFIANT Notched Feb30 5 G(PB) 4010 CHARLIE CHAPLIN POLICEMAN - 1 Notched 29 5 G(PB) 4011 CHARLIE CHAPLIN POLICEMAN - 2 Notched 29 2SB(PB) 8015 CHARLIE CHAPLIN POLICEMAN Silent 2SB(PI) CHARLOT POLIZIOTTO Silent 1 S(PS) 651 CHARLOT POLICIA Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT ET LE BEC DE GAZ Silent * 1 J(FO) CHARLOT GARDIEN DE L'ORDRE Silent 2SB(FO) CHARLOT POLICEMAN Silent 49 1 J(FO) CHARLOT SE DECHAINE Silent 50 2SB(FO) RUE DES MIRACLES (LA) Silent 1 C(LP) EASY STREET Silent 66 1SB(WL) A206 EASY STREET Silent 63 66 1 C(DI) D 96 EASY STREET Silent 6? FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR 10/09/14 US 1 G(PA)10052 DROWN YOUR SORROWS Notched 26 1 G(PB)10052 COUPE D'IVRESSE (LA) Notched Pre46 1 J(HF) 524 CHARLOT PERD SA FEMME Silent 1SB(HF) 1509 CHARLOT ARTISTE PEINTRE Silent FIREMAN (THE) 12/06/16 US 1SB(PA) 654 GALLANT FIREMAN (THE) Silent * 1 S(PA) 654 GALLANT FIREMAN (THE) Notched Nov29 1 D(PA)30239 NIPPY CHARLIE Silent * 5 G(PB) 4022 CHARLIE CHAPLIN JOUE AVEC LE FEU - 1 Notched 5 G(PB) 4023 CHARLIE CHAPLIN JOUE AVEC LE FEU - 2 Notched 1 S(PI) CHARLOT POMPIERE Notched 1 S(PS) 654 CHARLOT BOMBERO Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT AU FEU Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT MANQUE A L'APPEL Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT POMPIER Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT SERT LA SOUPE Silent * 50 1 S(PT) 654 CARLITOS BOMBERO Notched FIREMAN / SHANGHAIED ?? US 1 J(PB) 4912 CHARLOT A LA CUISINE Silent 56 FLOORWALKER (THE) 12/06/16 US 3 G(PA)10324 NOTHIN' DOIN' Notched 1 G(PB) 3047 CHARLIE CHAPLIN CHOISIT LE CLIENT Notched Feb30 5 G(PB) 4006 CHARLIE C. VICTIME D'UNE RESSEMBLANCE -1 Notched 5 G(PB) 4007 CHARLIE C. VICTIME D'UNE RESSEMBLANCE -2 Notched 3 G(PS)10324 CARLITOS NO TIENE SUERTE Notched 3 G(PS)10324 CHARLOT NON HA FORTUNA Notched 2SB(FO) CHARLOT CHEF DE RAYON Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT ET LE MAGOT Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT VENDEUR Silent 50 GENTLEMEN OF NERVE 29/10/14 US 1 S(PA) 586 CHARLIE AT THE MOTOR RACES Notched Apr28Mar30 1 L(PA)30305 CHARLIE THE FLIRT Silent 1 V(PB) 87 CHARLOT FLIRTE Notched 1SB(PI) CHARLOT ALL' AUTODROMO Silent 1 V(PS) 87 FLIRT DE CHARLOT (EL) Notched 1 S(PS) 586 CHARLOT EN EL AUTODROMO Notched 1 J(HF) 501 CHARLOT RESQUILLEUR Silent 1 M(HF) 1010 CHARLOT FAIT DES RAVAGES Silent 1SB(HF) 1502 CHARLOT A L'AUTODROME Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT A MAUVAIS CARACTERE Silent 1SB(FO) CHARLOT ET MABEL AUX COURSES Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT LA TERREUR Silent GETTING ACQUAINTED 05/12/14 US 1 L(PA)10021 EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY Silent 1 V(PA)10021 EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY Notched 26 HIS FAVOURITE PASTIME 16/03/14 US 1 M(PA) 5020 CHARLIE IS THIRSTY Silent * 1SB(FO) CHARLOT GALATIN Silent 49 HIS MUSICAL CAREER 07/11/14 US 1 G(PA)10012 CHARLIE THE CARRIER Notched * 26 1 G(PT)10012 CHARLIE CHAPLIN ALS LUSTTRAGER Notched HIS NEW JOB 01/02/15 US 2SB(PB) 4462 CHARLOT SOI-MÊME! Silent Dec37 HIS NEW PROFESSION 31/08/14 US 1 V(PA)10013 CHARLIE ON HOLIDAY Notched CH* 26 1SB(FO) CHARLOT GARDE-MALADE Silent HIS PREHISTORIC PAST 07/12/14 US 2 V(PB) 88 REVE DE CHARLOT (LE) Notched * HIS TRYSTING PLACE 09/11/14 US 1 V(PB) 86 LUNCH DE CHARLOT (LE) Notched IDLE CLASS (THE) 25/09/21 US 1 S(PA) 565 CHARLIE ON THE LINKS Notched 1 G(PA)10221 MY LORD CHARLIE Notched 3 G(PA)10222 CHARLIE'S DOUBLE Notched * Dec29 1 S(PB) 565 CHARLOT AMATEUR DE GOLF Notched 1 G(PB)10221 CHARLOT ELEGANTE Notched 1 G(PG)10221 MYLORD CHARLOT Notched 1 S(PI) 565 CHARLOT GIOCATORE DI GOLF Notched 1 S(PI) 565 CHARLOT HA UN SOSIA Notched 1 S(PS) 565 CHARLOT DE VACACIONES Notched 1 G(PS)10221 CHARLOT ELEGANTE Notched 3 G(PS)10222 CARLITOS POR PARTIDA DOBLE Notched IMMIGRANT (THE) 17/06/17 US 1SB(PA) 643 NEW WORLD (THE) Silent * 1 S(PA) 643 NEW WORLD (THE) Notched 5 G(PB) 3033 CHARLIE CHAPLIN DEJEUNE Notched 5 G(PB) 3034 CHARLIE CHAPLIN EMIGRANT Notched 1SB(PB) 8013 CHARLIE CHAPLIN EMIGRANT Silent 1 S(PS) 643 CHARLOT EMIGRA Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT A SEC Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT EMIGRANT Silent 49 1 J(FO) CHARLOT JOUE ET GAGNE Silent 50 1 S(PT) 643 CARLITOS EMIGRA Notched IN THE PARK 18/03/15 US 1SB(FO) CHARLOT DANS LE PARC Silent JITNEY ELOPEMENT (THE) 01/04/15 US 2SB(PB) 4491 CHARLOT FIANCÉ Silent 38 2GS(PB)70063 CHARLOT, FIANCÉ Sound KNOCKOUT (THE) 11/06/14 US 2SB(FO) CHARLOT ET FATTY SUR LE RING Silent LAUGHING GAS 09/07/14 US 1 C(PA)30644 FALSETTO Silent *Jul53 1 J(HF) 523 CHARLOT A LA DENT DURE Silent 1SB(HF) 1510 CHARLOT DENTISTE Silent MABEL'S BUSY DAY 13/06/14 US 1SB(FO) CHARLOT ET LES SAUCISSES Silent 49 50 MABEL'S MARRIED LIFE 20/06/14 US 1SB(FO) CHARLOT EN MENAGE Silent MASQUERADER (THE) 27/08/14 US 1 G(PA)10020 CHARLIE THE ACTOR Notched 26 1 D(PA)30571 CHARLIE THE ACTOR Silent *Jan51 1SB(FO) CHARLOT ET LA VEDETTE Silent * 1 J(FO) CHARLOT JOUE LES STARS Silent MASQUERADER (THE) ? 27/08/14 US 1SB(HF) 1501 CHARLOT JOUE LES VEDETTES Silent MUSICAL BARS ??/??/1? US 1 C(DI) D 97 MUSICAL BARS Silent 6? NEW JANITOR (THE) 24/09/14 US 3 V(PA)10014 CHARLIE THE OFFICE BOY Notched * 26Nov29 1SB(FO) CHARLOT CONCIERGE Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT SAUVE LA PAYE Silent NIGHT IN THE SHOW (A) 20/11/15 US 1 D(PA)30655 SNAKE CHARMER (THE) Silent *Sep53 1 D(PA)30656 DUET (THE) - Planned, changed to D30659 Silent Sep53 1 D(PA)30659 DUET (THE) Silent *Sep53 2SB(PB) 4377 CHARLOT AU THEATRE Silent NIGHT OUT (A) 15/02/15 US 2SB(PB) 4471 CHARLOT FETE SON ANNIVERSAIRE Silent 38 2GS(PB)70040 CHARLOT FETE SON ANNIVERSAIRE Sound Jan38 ONE A.M. 07/08/16 US 2 G(PA)10287 COMING HOME LATE Notched * 1SB(PB) 8004 CHARLIE CHAPLIN RENTRE TARD Silent 1SB(FO) CHARLOT RENTRE TARD Silent * PAWN SHOP (THE) 02/10/16 US 1SB(PA) 670 SHOP Silent * 1 G(PA)10331 CHARLIE THE WATCHMAKER Notched *Jun30 1 G(PA)10334 KIND HEARTED CHARLIE Notched Nov30 4 G(PB) 2080 CHARLIE CHAPLIN, EMPLOYE - 1 Notched 4 G(PB) 2081 CHARLIE CHAPLIN, EMPLOYE - 2 Notched 4 G(PB) 3036 CHARLIE CHAPLIN PRETEUR SUR GAGE Notched 1 G(PG)10334 CHARLIE HAT EIN GUTES HERZ Notched 1 S(PI) CHARLOT COMMESSO DI NEGOZIO Notched 1 S(PS) 670 CHARLOT DEPENDIENTE Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT HORLOGER Silent * 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT SUR L'ECHELLE Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT USURIER Silent 50 4SB(??) CHARLOT BROCANTEUR Silent PAY DAY 02/04/22 US 1SB(PA) 9/11 PAY DAY Silent *Dec57 1 D(PA) 9/17 CHARLIE THE BRICKLAYER Silent Dec57 1 D(PA) 9/18 CHARLIE'S LUNCH HOUR Silent Dec57 1 D(PA) 9/21 CHARLIE'S OVERCOAT Silent Mar58 1 D(PA) 9/23 CHARLIE IN THE RAIN Silent Mar58 1 D(PA) 9/45 CHARLIE CAUGHT NAPPING Silent Dec59 1 D(PA) 9/46 CHARLIE'S TRAM RIDE Silent Dec59 1 D(PA)30787 CHARLIE THE BRICKLAYER - Issued as 9/17 Silent Dec57 1 D(PA)30788 CHARLIE'S LUNCH HOUR - Issued as 9/18 Silent Dec57 3 G(PB) 819 JOUR DE PAIE - CHARLOT TRAVAILLE Notched Dec25 2 G(PB) 877 JOUR DE PAYE - CHARLOT RENTRE TARD Notched Feb26 2 G(PB) 878 JOUR DE PAIE - CHARLOT MANQUE LE TRAMWAY Notched Dec25 1SB(NV) 1044 CHARLIE THE BRICKLAYER Silent * 71 PILGRIM (THE) 25/02/23 US 1SB(PA) 9/14 PILGRIM (THE) Silent *Dec57 1 D(PA) 9/22 CHARLIE GOES BY RAIL Silent Mar58 1SB(PA)30786 PILGRIM (THE) - Issued as 9/14 Silent Dec57 3 G(PB) 812 PELERIN: CHARLOT EN FAMILLE (LE) Notched Nov25 5 G(PB) 862 PELERIN: CHARLOT PASTEUR (LE) Notched 4 G(PB) 888 PELERIN: CHARLOT REND L'ARGENT (LE) Notched 1SB(NV) 1075 CHARLIE MAKES GOOD Silent POLICE 27/03/16 US 2SB(PB) 4373 CHARLOT MAUVAIS SUJET Silent PROPERTY MAN (THE) 01/08/14 US 1 S(PA) 562 CHARLIE ON THE BOARDS Notched * 1SB(PA) 562 CHARLIE ON THE BOARDS Silent 2 D(PA)10236 CHARLIE THE CARETAKER Silent Apr40 2 G(PA)10236 CHARLIE THE CARETAKER Notched 3 V(PB) 159 CHARLOT GARCON DU THEATRE Notched 1 S(PB) 562 CHARLOT SUR LES PLANCHES Notched 5 G(PB) 4030 CHARLIE CHAPLIN ACCESSOIRISTE - 1 Notched 5 G(PB) 4031 CHARLIE CHAPLIN ACCESSOIRISTE - 2 Notched 2 G(PB)10236 CHARLIE CONCIERGE Notched 1 S(PI) 562 CHARLOT SUL PALCOSCENIO Notched 3 V(PS) 159 CHARLOT MOZO DE TEATRO Notched 1 S(PS) 562 CHARLOT TRAMPYISTA Notched 2SB(FO) CHARLOT GARCON DU THEATRE Silent RECREATION 13/08/14 US 1 V(PB) 50 CHARLOT ET LE MARI JALOUX Notched 1 V(PS) 50 CHARLOT Y EL ESPOSO CELOSO Notched RINK (THE) 04/12/16 US 1SB(PA) 760 ROLLING AROUND Silent *Dec32 1SB(PA) 763 WAITER Silent *Aug33 3 G(PA)10296 ROLLING AROUND Notched Oct29 3 G(PA)10303 WAITER! Notched Dec29 4 G(PB) 3028 CHARLOT PATINE Notched *Nov28 4 G(PB) 3029 CHARLIE CHAPLIN GARCON DE RESTAURANT Notched Nov28 1SB(PB) 8008 CHARLOT PATINE Silent Aug34 1SB(PB) 8012 CHARLIE CHAPLIN GARCON DE RESTAURANT Silent 2SB(PI) CHARLOT PATTINATORE Silent 1SB(PS) 760 CARLITOS PATINADOR Silent 1SB(PS) 763 CHARLOT MOZO DE RESTAURANT Silent 3 G(PS)10303 CHARLOT MOZO DE RESTAURANT Notched 1 J(FO) CHARLOT A ROULETTES Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT MAITRE D'HOTEL Silent 50 2SB(FO) CHARLOT PATINE Silent 50 1SB(WL) A257 RINK (THE) Silent 63 66 1 C(DI) D 95 WAITER (THE) Silent 6? ROUNDERS (THE) 07/09/14 US 1SB(NV) 1001 ROUNDERS (THE) Silent *Feb71 SHANGHAIED 04/10/15 US 2 T(PA) 9123 CHARLIE SHANGHAIED Sound *Mar41 2SB(PA)30442 CHARLIE SHANGHAIED Silent * Oct52 2 G(PB) 3170 CHARLOT CUISINIER DE BORD Notched 38 1SB(PB) 4399 CHARLOT, GARS DE LA MARINE Silent Mar36 1 J(FO) CHARLOT À FOND DE CALE Silent 62 1 J(FO) CHARLOT GATE-SAUCE Silent 62 2SB(FO) CHARLOT MARIN Silent 62 1 J(FO) CHARLOT RECRUTEUR Silent 62 1SB(WL) A209 CHARLIE SHANGHAIED Silent 63 66 SHOULDER ARMS 20/10/18 US 2SB(PA) 9/24 SHOULDER ARMS Silent *Feb58 1 D(PA) 9/38 CHARLIE'S PARCEL FROM HOME Silent 58 1 D(PA) 9/40 CHARLIE UNDER FIRE Silent 58 1 D(PA) 9/41 CHARLIE BATTLES THROUGH Silent 58 1 D(PA) 9/42 CHARLIE'S SLEEPLESS NIGHT Silent 58 1 D(PA) 9/47 CHARLIE'S DUG OUT Silent Dec59 THOSE LOVE PANGS 10/10/14 US 1 G(PA)10040 CHARLIE MAKES SOME CONQUESTS Notched 26 1 G(PS)10040 CARLITOS HACE CONQUISTAS Notched 26 1SB(FO) CHARLOT ET SON RIVAL Silent * TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE 14/11/14 US 3SB(FO) CHARLOT CHASSEUR DE DOT Silent TRAMP (THE) 11/03/15 US 1 G(PB) 3164 CHARLOT PREMIER COMMIS Notched 38 2SB(PB) 4395 CHARLOT CHEMINEAU Silent Feb36 1SB(PI) CHARLOT CAMERIERE Silent TRAMP (THE) ? 11/03/15 US 2 G(PB) 3162 CHARLOT EST UN HONNETE HOMME Notched Aug38 TRIPLE TROUBLE 11/08/18 US 1SB(PB) 4736 CHARLOT HOMME DE PEINE Silent 1 M(PB) 4804 CHARLOT A L'ASILE DE NUIT Silent * TWENTY MINUTES OF LOVE 20/04/14 US 1SB(FO) CHARLOT DANS VINGT MINUTES D'AMOUR Silent 49 UNKNOWN CHAPLIN COMEDY US 1 L(PA)30234 CHARLIE ALARMED Silent 5 G(PB) 2098 CHARLIE CHAPLIN SE MARIE DEMAIN - 1 Notched 29 5 G(PB) 2099 CHARLIE CHAPLIN SE MARIE DEMAIN - 2 Notched 29 2 G(PB) 3151 CHARLOT RETROUVE UN AMI Notched 1 V(PB)10210 CHARLOT, GARCON DE BUREAU Notched 1 J(HF) 504 CHARLOT CARABINIER Silent 1 J(HF) 522 CHARLOT FAIT DU CHARME Silent 1 J(HF) 525 CHARLOT A LA MAIN LOURDE Silent 1 M(HF) 1009 CHARLOT SE FACHE Silent 1 M(HF) 1011 CHARLOT SE BAGARRE Silent 1 J(FO) CHARLOT AU CINE Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT BAGNARD Silent 50 1 J(FO) CHARLOT EN FURIE Silent 49 1 J(FO) PASSONS LA MONNAIE Silent 62 VAGABOND (THE) 10/07/16 US 1SB(PA) 669 GIPSY LIFE Silent * 1 S(PA) 669 GIPSY LIFE Notched 2 G(PA)10330 FIRST VIOLIN FIRST Notched Oct30 4 G(PB) 3030 CHARLIE CHAPLIN VIRTUOSE Notched Dec28 5 G(PB) 3031 CHARLIE CHAPLIN GALANT CHEVALIER Notched Dec28 1SB(PB) 8014 CHARLIE CHAPLIN VIRTUOSE Silent 2 G(PB)10330 CHARLOT MUSICIEN Notched 1SB(PI) CHARLOT VIOLINISTA Silent 1 S(PI) CHARLOT ZINGARO Notched 1 S(PS) 669 CHARLOT BOHEMIO Notched 2SB(FO) CHARLOT VAGABOND Silent 49 1 J(FO) CHARLOT VIOLONISTE Silent * WOMAN (A) 12/07/15 US 2 T(PA) 9122 CHARLIE THE PERFECT LADY Sound *Aug40 2SB(PA)30441 CHARLIE THE PERFECT LADY Silent Oct40Oct52 1SB(PB) 4458 CHARLOT MINAUDE Silent Nov37 2SB(FO) MAM'ZELLE CHARLOT Silent Pre62 1 J(FO) SOUPIRANTS DE MAM'ZELLE CHARLOT (LES) Silent 62 WORK 21/06/15 US 2 T(PA) 9632 CHARLIE AT WORK Sound * 4? 2SB(PA)30470 CHARLIE AT WORK Silent * Oct52 2 G(PB) 3167 CHARLOT PEINTRE DECORATEUR Notched 2SB(PB) 4389 CHARLOT, OUVRIER PEINTRE Silent
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Notes: 1. Although there are a few UK and French Pathé 9.5mm sound Chaplin titles, these are all silent films with music/sound effects added. 2. Often early Kodak 16mm prints and others are re-perforated to 9.5mm, these can't really be included as genuine 9.5mm releases. 3. Remember if you are using Internet Explorer to view this catalogue, you can use the 'FIND' option embedded in the edit function to locate titles etc. immediately.
The number of Chaplin books increases year by year. I would suggest a visit to your nearest library or
book store to check what is currrently available. However here are a few titles that I see on my bookshelf:
"My Auto-Biography" - Charles
Chaplin - The Bodley Head (UK) 1964
Well I suppose you go to the source for the full facts! A meaty tomb with complete film lists, but
probably some facts are conveniently changed to get sympathy or just forgotten. Sadly trying to
show he was well connected! But that happens to anyone rich of course!! Well worth a read though!
"The Little Fellow" - Peter Cotes
& Thelma Niklaus - Bodley & Head (UK) 1951
Bits of biographical detail about Chaplin's early and later life and career. Contains some brief
film liists and details, plus other Chaplin biographical works and essay references.
"Chaplin's Films" - Uno Asplund -
David & Charles (UK) 1973 ISBN 0-7153-6256-9
A useful complete list of Chaplin's films with full plot details. Great for identifying retitled films!
(Actually a Swedish book which uses Swedish statistical data, but translation is fine)
"The Movie Makers - Chaplin" -
Dennis Gifford - Macmillan (UK) 1974 ISBN 333-15652-8
Complete films listing with exact dates, credits etc. Plus interesting background text and illustrations
(Doesn't Dennis (well sadly 'the late......') look young on the fly leaf photo!)
"Charles Chaplin and his Films" -
Kenneth S. Lynn - Aurum Press Ltd (UK) 1998 ISBN 1-85410-555-8
A meaty Chaplin biography - probably fairly accurate, unlike Chaplin's own efforts which seem
somewhat to be based on what he wanted people to think of his life rather than the truth!
For DVD releases check out the BFI (UK) boxed
sets - excellently restored.
plus for later silents "The Chaplin Collection - The Chaplin Revue" - Mk2 editions/Warner
"A Dog's Life" / "Shoulder Arms" / "The Pilgrim" / "Pay Day" / "Sunnyside" etc - unbelievable quality
all from Chaplin's original material, with new music written by Chaplin himself.
Although not applicable to his 9.5mm releases, Mk2 editions/Warner have released most of Chaplin's
later films - "The Circus" / "City Lights" / "The Kid" / "Monsieur Verdoux" / "Modern Times" /
"The Great Dictator" / "The Gold Rush" / "Limelight" / "A King In New York" / "A Woman of Paris"
try to find the full DVD boxed set "The Chaplin Collection" it includes a 132 minute Chaplin documentary.
Any corrections, or additional information will be greatly appreciated! e-mail me, Grahame Newnham at presto @ pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk (no gaps in actual e-mail address)
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16June2010 Minor text updates / GS titles corrected to 2 reels
19June2010 Extra photos & text / DVD references / Charlot Brocanteur, Charlot Chasseur de Dot identified
28Jan2013 - You Tube film clip link added and another to "Movie Making" 26Apr2013
18Jan2016 - extra text. references etc. added (as a result of watching the Attenborourgh film "Chaplin"!)
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