George Nichols

T. it.: Charlot pensionante; Scen.: Craig Hutchinson; F.: Frank D. Williams; Int.: Charles Chaplin (pensionante prediletto), Minta Durfee (padrona di casa), Edgar Kennedy (padrone di casa), Gordon Griffith (figlio), Alice Davenport, Harry McCoy, Lee Morris (pensionanti), Billy Gilbert (ospite); Prod.: Keystone 35mm. L.: 311 m. Bn. D.: 17’ a 16 f/s.

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

The Star Boarder, the most charming of this group of films supervised by Sennett, was partly shot in gardens and orchards, and has the verve and simplicity of a comic strip. Charlie is the pet of the landlady (Minta Durfee), carrying on a flirtation under the nose of her husband (Edgar Kennedy), who has his own extra-marital interests. All this is enthusiastically recorded by their mischievous son, who possesses – just like the boy Chaplin in his Sherlock Holmes days – a box camera.

David Robinson, Chaplin, His Life and Art (Penguin, 2001)


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