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The Floorwalker
Also known as Tarkastaja in Finland; Charlot chef de rayon in France; Der Ladenaufseher in Germany; Charlot caporeparto in Italy; Charlot, encargado de bazar, Charlot, en la tienda, Charlot en el bazar and El jefe de dependientes in Spain; Butikschefen and På varuhuset in Sweden; The Shop in the United Kingdom : [The Store]
(1916) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the new floorwalker], Edna Purviance [the secretary], Eric Campbell [the general manager], Lloyd Bacon [the floorwalker], Albert Austin [a store clerk], Charlotte Mineau [the woman detective], Leo White [the big satchel thief; and the fast satchel thief]; James T. Kelley [the elevator operator], Frank J. Coleman [the janitor; and a fat woman fleeing gunfire], [?] John Rand [a policeman]?, [?] Wesley Ruggles [a policeman]?, [?] Stanley Sanford (Tiny Sanford)?, [?] Bud Jamison?

Lone Star Corporation production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Charles Chaplin [?] + [Henry P. Caulfield]? Scenario by Charles Chaplin [?] and Vincent Bryan + [Maverick Terrell]? Production manager, Fred H. Bagley. Scenic artist (art director), E.T. Mazy. Property master, George Cleethorpe. Technical direction by Ed Brewer. Cinematography by [?] Frank D. Williams? and William C. Foster. [?] Camera assistant, Roland H. Totheroh? Editing supervision by Charles Chaplin. / Released 15 May 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The first of Chaplin’s Mutual contract films. The production was shot in the Lone Star Studio in Hollywood, California. The film was released in Spain on 3 March 1918. The film was rereleased in the USA by Chaplin Classics, Incorporated, circa 1922. The film was rereleased in Spain on 22 May 1923. The film was released in Finland on 21 November 1924. [?] Cast attributions for Henry Bergman appear to be in error.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 17 February 2012.

References: Film viewing : Asplund-Chaplin p. ?; Bardèche-History pp. 120, 121; FilmDaily-1923 p. 198; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 42, 50d, 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 84-85, 88, 95, 361 : Website-IMDb.

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