T. It.: La Signorina Charlot; Scen.: Charles Chaplin; F.: Harry Ensign; Scgf.: E.T. Mazy; Int.: Charles Chaplin (Il Vagabondo), Edna Purviance (La Figlia), Marta Golden (La Madre), Charles Insley (Il Padre), Margie Reiger (Amica Del Padre), Billy Armstrong (Amico Del Padre), Leo White (Uomo Nel Parco); Prod.: Jesse T. Robbins Per Essanay Film Manufacturing Company; Pri. Pro.: 12 Luglio 1915; D.: 25′. Bn.
Everything has been said (or “will have been said” after these Bologna days) about Chaplin, and I must admit I am not the greatest specialist of Chaplin. I long thought that the key figures of Charlot were the big shoes, a cane, a hat…. and a moustache. But I have always been fond of the idea that this man actually never wore a moustache, and ended up with one for strange reasons, while most of the heroes didn’t have one at that time. I will try to find the history of this moustache, why it is there… and why, when Chaplin appears in his films without it, it is like he is “naked” or almost feminine in our eyes.