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His Prehistoric Past
Also known as The Hula Hula Dance in the USA; Charlot nudiste in France : [A Dream], [King Charlie], [The Caveman]
(1914) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Cecile Arnold, Fritz Schade, Gene Marsh, Al St. John

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / Released 7 December 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: A Prehistoric Villain. [?] Completed or shipped? on 31 October 1914. Chaplin’s last Keystone film. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as The Hula Hula Dance by W.H. Productions Company in 1918. [?] Asplund-Chaplin p. ? lists the actor as Gene March.


Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Cavemen

Listing updated: 27 July 2008.

References: Asplund-Chaplin p. ?; Bardèche-History p. 85; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Kerr-Silent p. 81; Lahue-Kops p. 150; Lahue-Mack p. 297; Tarbox-Lost p. 197.

Home video: DVD.

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