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.
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)