A Thief Catcher 1914

A thief catcher

 

The film was believed lost and Chaplin’s appearance unknown until a vintage 16mm print was discovered by director / film historian Paul E. Gierucki in 2010 at a Michigan antique sale

A Thief Catcher is a one-reel 1914 American comedy film, produced by Mack Sennett for his Keystone film company, directed by Ford Sterling, and starring Sterling, Mack Swain, Edgar Kennedy, and Charles Chaplin as a policeman. Chaplin had claimed in interviews that he had played a bit-role as a policeman while at Keystone Studios

Director: Ford Sterling
Screenplay: Mabel Normand
Producer: Mack Sennett
Distributed by: Keystone Studios

Stars: Ford Sterling, Phyllis Allen, Charles Chaplin

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Author: Old Boy

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