The Charlie Chaplin Book Ten Stories Adapted from Classic Shorts

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-08-17
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Beloved around the world for his Little Tramp character, Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person on the planet during the early twentieth century, and his popularity endures to this day. Cinephiles and Chaplin aficionados will rejoice in these expert novelizations by a famed Hollywood screenwriter of the scripts for ten short films Chaplin made in 1915 for the Essanay Company of Chicago.
The Bank: A bank janitor develops romantic designs on a secretary
A Woman: An eager suitor cross-dresses to deceive a disapproving father
Work: A paperhanger's assistant wreaks havoc on a stately mansion
The Champion: A pet bulldog helps his master go for broke in the boxing ring
His New Job: A prop man at a movie studio is given a chance to act
By the Sea: A bathing resort provides the backdrop for a series of comic adventures
A Night Out: A pair of friends go on a bender, spreading pandemonium in their path
The Tramp: An admirer of a farmer's daughter is thwarted by a rival
In the Park: A couple of star-crossed lovers receive help from a kindly Cupid
A Jitney Elopement: A Romeo rescues his sweetheart from an arranged marriage

Author Biography

Robert Keene Thompson (1885–1937) was a Hollywood screenwriter whose career spanned the silent and sound eras. His credits include the Jack Benny film Artists and Models as well as scripts for movies starring Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, Burns & Allen, and other stars.

Table of Contents

The Bank
A Woman
The Champion
His New Job
By the Sea
A Night Out
The Tramp
In the Park
A Jitney Elopement

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