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Kid’s Auto Race
| Charles Chaplin.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Kid Auto Races at Venice and The Pest in the USA; Kid Auto Races in the United Kingdom; Charlot est content de lui in France : [Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal.], [The Kids’ Auto Race at Venice], [The Children’s Automobile Race]
B&W : Split-reel
Directed by Henry Lehrman
Cast: Charles Chaplin [the lens louse], Henry Lehrman [the film director], [?] Frank D. Williams [the cameraman]?, [?] Charlotte Fitzpatrick?, [?] Thelma Salter?, [?] Gordon Griffith?, [?] Billy Jacobs?
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by [?] Henry Lehrman? Cinematography by [?] E.J. Vallejo and/or Frank D. Williams? / No copyright registration. Released 7 February 1914; in a split-reel with Olives and Their Oil (1914). / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] Completed or shipped? on 17 January 1914. The film was rereleased in the USA as The Pest by W.H. Productions Company in [?] 1918?
Survival status: Prints exist [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Animals: Dogs - Cameras: Motion picture, Tripods - Canes - Children - Crowds - Hats: Bowler - Police: Policeman - Races - Tobacco: Cigarettes - USA: California: Venice
Listing updated: 25 October 2011.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 85; Bohn-Light pp. 66, 67; Fell-History p. 97; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 18b, 28, 29, 135; Kerr-Silent pp. 22, 23, 65, 77; Lahue-Kops p. 144; Lahue-Mack p. 294; Lahue-World p. 78; Sinyard-Silent p. 100; Sklar-Movie p. 111 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.