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Charles Chaplin.
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His Musical Career
Also known as Musical Tramp in the USA; Charlot déménageur in France : [Musical Tramps], [The Piano Movers]
(1914) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the new assistant], Mack Swain [the piano mover], Alice Howell, Phyllis Allen, Joe Bordeaux (Joe Bordeau), Charles Parrott (Charley Chase) [the piano salesman], Fritz Schade, Norma Nichols, Hank Mann [Mr. Rich’s butler]

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / Released 7 November 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Piano Movers [?] Completed or shipped? on 17 October 1914.


Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Donkeys - Musical instruments: Pianos - Street scenes

Listing updated: 13 September 2008.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 85; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 149; Lahue-Mack p. 297; Tarbox-Lost p. 197.

Home video: DVD.

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