Making a Living 1914


Making a Living (1914) marked Charlie Chaplin’s first ever film appearance. In the film he plays a lady-charming swindler, Edgar English, who runs afoul of the Keystone Kops. Chaplin strongly disliked the picture, but one review picked him out as “a comedian of the first water.”

Initial release: February 2, 1914 (USA)
Director: Henry Lehrman
Production company: Keystone Studios
Producer: Mack Sennett
Screenplay: Henry Lehrman, Reed Heustis

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emma Bell Clifton, Chester Conklin


Author: Old Boy

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