The Count (1916)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Count, filmed during Charlie Chaplin's 1916-17 Mutual period, is a rowdy throwback to his Keystone days. Chaplin plays the assistant to bombastic clothes-presser Eric Campbell. While dallying with the cook at the Moneybags Mansion, Charlie spots Eric, posing as Count Broko. Eric tries to hide his subterfuge by introducing Charlie as his secretary. In this guise, Charlie is invited to a formal dinner dance presided over by lovely socialite Edna Purviance. When the real Count Broko (Leo White) shows up, chaos reigns supreme. The Count was the fifth of Chaplin's "golden dozen" Mutual two-reelers.

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Keywords

deception, mansion, impersonation, aristocracy

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance, High Production Values