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The New Janitor
Also known as The New Porter in the USA; Charlot portier and Charlot concierge in France : [The Porter], [The Blundering Boob]
(1914) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the new janitor], Al St. John [elevator boy], Jack Dillon [?] (John Francis Dillon?), Minta Durfee, Fritz Schade

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. / No copyright registration. Released 24 September 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Caught. [?] Completed or shipped? on 3 September 1914. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as The New Porter by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.

Comedy.

Survival status: Prints exist in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives (1918 rerelease version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Crime: Blackmail - Janitors - Offices - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 148; Lahue-Mack p. 296.

Home video: DVD.

 
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