Burlesque on carmen

Burlesque on Carmen
1916 advertisement
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Prosper Mérimée
Charlie Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin
Jack Henderson
Edna Purviance
Leo White
Music by Robert Israel (Kino video release)
Cinematography Roland Totheroh
Editing by Charlie Chaplin
Distributed by Essanay Studios
General Film Company
Release date(s) December 18, 1915
Running time 44 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (original intertitles)
This article is about the 1915 Chaplin film. For other uses, see Carmen (disambiguation).

Burlesque on Carmen is Charlie Chaplin's thirteenth film for Essanay Films. It was released in 1915 and then later recut into a different version in 1916. Charlie Chaplin played Darn Hosiery and Edna Purviance played Carmen. Carmen was very popular at this time and one of the reasons Chaplin decided to create his own comedy version on the opera. Theda Bara had recently played the part in a film version in 1915.

Synopsis

A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Cast

Production

The film was released in two reels at the end of 1915 when Chaplin's contract with Essanay Studios was up. The studio added two reels worth of additional non-Chaplin material and re-released the film in 1916.

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