A Jitney Elopement (1915)

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Director: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Leo White, Lloyd Bacon


Edna is to be victim to an arranged marriage with the Count Chloride de Lime, until Charlie impersonates him and elopes with her!

The Review

Some sequences in Charlie's most typical style (imposture, impudence, etc.) but the pace flags in the first half. Things are pepped up by quite an advanced car chase (for its time - parallel tracking at speed, etc.) but even here the editing is slack. There is a fun moment with a pair of dim cops in the park but on the whole this is a minor work.