"The Adventurer" ( Eng. The Adventurer ) - a dumb short film by Charlie Chaplin , released on October 22, 1917 .
|Seeker of adventures|
|Producer||Henry Caulfield |
|In the main|
|Charlie Chaplin |
|Film company||Lone Star Corporation|
The main character of the picture is Little Tramp Charlie. This time he is a prisoner who escaped from hard labor. Escaping from a detachment of policemen, he performs a cascade of grandiose tricks: either he digs himself in the sand, then he throws his pursuers off a cliff. Finally, he dives into the sea, where he gets rid of the prisoner uniform. His attention is drawn to the cries of the drowning. He rushes to the rescue and rescues the girl and her groom, but he almost dies. He wakes up in the girl’s house, meets her parents, but comes into conflict with her fiancé. He, seeing a photograph of an escaped criminal in a newspaper, calls the police. The turmoil begins.
I try to always be economical. I want to say that if any one action can itself cause two separate bursts of laughter, it is much better than two separate actions with the same result. In the movie "Adventurer" I very successfully planted myself on the balcony, where I, along with a young girl ( Edna Pervians ) eat ice cream. A floor below I placed a very respectable and well-dressed lady at the table. And so, when I eat, I drop a piece of ice cream; slipping over my trousers, it falls from the balcony onto the neck of a lady who starts yelling and jumping. One single action put two people in a quandary- Charlie Chaplin
- Charlie Chaplin - runaway convict
- Edna Pervens - Girl
- Henry Bergman - her father / docker
- Marta Golden - her mother
- Eric Campbell - Her Groom
- Albert Austin - Butler
- Phyllis Allen - Governess
In the late 1980s, the film was released on VHS by Kino International. In the early 1990s, the film was released on Laserdisc by Image Entertainment. In 1997, the film was released on VHS by Madacy Entertainment and on DVD by Image Entertainment. In 2000, the film was released on DVD by Koch Vision.
In 2001, a short film in Russia was released with Russian subtitles by Interact Studio and Videochas on VHS videotapes along with the short film Immigrant, and on DVD along with the short films Firefighter, Behind the Screen and the full-length film City Lights. ”