A Film Johnnie
|Charles Chaplin (left) and Edgar Kennedy.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as A Film Johnny and Film Johnny in the USA; Charlot fait du cinéma in France : [Movie Nut], [Million Dollar Job], [Charlie at the Studio]
B&W : One reel
Directed by George Nichols
Cast: Charles Chaplin [the film johnnie], Virginia Kirtley [the Keystone Girl, a film actress], Edgar Kennedy [the director], Harry McCoy [himself; a man in the theater audience (front row); and the fire chief], Roscoe Arbuckle [himself], Ford Sterling [himself], Henry Lehrman [himself], Mabel Normand [herself], Minta Durfee [herself; and a woman in the theater audience], George Nichols [the older actor in the onscreen film], [?] Billy Gilbert? [the theater usher], [?] ? [the cameraman], Hank Mann [the prop boy; and a man in the theater audience], Dan Albert [a man in the theater audience], William Hauber [a man in the theater audience], Sadie Lampe [a woman in the theater audience], Frank Opperman [a man in the theater audience]
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Craig Hutchinson. Cinematography by Frank D. Williams. / No copyright registration. Released 2 March 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: A Movie Bug. [?] Completed or shipped? on 11 February 1914. The film was rereleased in the USA as Film Johnny by Exhibitors Pictures Corporation in the 1930s. [?] Website-IMDb acting credits for Mack Sennett and Billy Gilbert appear to be erroneous.
Survival status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [35mm nitrate positive, 35mm nitrate positive (second copy), 35mm duplicate negative, 35mm duplicate negative (second copy)]; in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm safety duplicate negative]; in the holdings of Lobster Films, Paris [35mm nitrate duplicate negative]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Accidents - Actors: Film - Cameras: Motion-picture - Communication: Telephones - Film within film - Fire: Firemen, Hoses, Smoke - Money - Motion-picture studios: Actors, Crew, Production, Sets - Street scenes - Tobacco: Cigarettes - Transportation: Automobiles - Water - Weapons: Guns
Listing updated: 7 September 2012.
References: Film viewing : Asplund-Chaplin p. ?; Edmonds-Arbuckle p. 250; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 144; Lahue-Mack p. 294; Tarbox-Lost p. 197 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.