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Cecile Arnold (bending), Phyllis Allen (sleeping)
and Charles Chaplin.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Getting Acquainted
Also known as A Fair Exchange in the USA; Charlot et Mabel en promenade in France : [Exchange is No Robbery], [Hullo Everybody]
(1914) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [Charlie], Phyllis Allen [his wife], Mabel Normand [Mabel], Mack Swain [her husband], Edgar Kennedy [the policeman], Cecile Arnold [the pretty blonde in the park], [?] ? [the knife-wielding Turk], [?] ? [the automobile driver], Harry McCoy [the would-be spooner], [?] ? [the object of his attentions].

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / Released 5 December 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Flirts. [?] Completed or shipped? on 22 November 1914. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as A Fair Exchange by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.


Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive (rerelease version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Canes - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Parks - Transportation: Automobiles

Listing updated: 24 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Fussell-Normand p. 260; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Kerr-Silent p. 78; Lahue-Kops p. 150; Lahue-Mack p. 297.

Home video: DVD.

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