||Charles Chaplin and Minta Durfee.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
The Star Boarder
Also known as The Landlady’s Pet in the USA; Charlot aime la patronne in France : [The Hash-House Hero], [In Love with His Landlady]
B&W : One reel
Directed by George Nichols
Cast: Charles Chaplin [the star boarder], Minta Durfee [the boarding house landlady], Edgar Kennedy [her husband], Gordon Griffith [their son], Alice Davenport [the matron in the park], Harry McCoy [a boarding house tenant]
The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Cinematography by Frank D. Williams. / No copyright registration. Released 4 April 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / [?] Completed or shipped? on 19 March 1914. Chaplin’s ninth film. The film was rereleased in the USA as The Landlady’s Pet by W.H. Productions Company in [?] 1918?
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive (rerelease version)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Alcohol: Drunkeness - Boarding houses - Bottles - Cameras: Still - Children - Fights - Ice boxes - Magic lanterns - Punishment: Spankings - Sports: Tennis: Balls, Courts, Rackets
Listing updated: 18 March 2012.
References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History p. 85; Jacobs-Chaplin p. 135; Lahue-Kops p. 145; Lahue-Mack p. 294.
Home video: DVD.