George Nichols

T.it.: Charlot fa del cinema; Scen.: Craig Hutchinson; F.: Frank D. Williams; Int.: Chaplin (l’attrezzista), Virginia Kirtley (la ragazza della Keystone), Minta Durfee (l’attrice), Mack Sennett (il regista), Mabel Normand (Mabel), Ford Sterling (Ford), Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle; Prod.: Keystone 35mm. D.: 15’ a 18 f/s. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

A Film Johnnie was an elementary affair, shot around the studio but, like Chaplin’s later films, The Masquerader, His New Job and Behind the Screen, gives us evocative glimpses of life in the early Californian studios. Charlie goes to the cinema and falls for the star of the film. He then pursues her to the Keystone Studios, where he causes havoc among the productions. Fire breaks out and he is squirted by the fire brigade. In a crazy, funny little gag, he twists his ears and thereby gives the fireman a retaliatory squirt. David Robinson, Chaplin. His Life and Art, William Collins, 1985


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