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Release date Title Credited as Notes ComposerProducerWriterDirectorRole February 2, 1914 Making a Living Slicker February 7, 1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice Tramp Released on a split-reel (i.e. two films on one reel) with an education film, Olives and Trees February 9, 1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament Tramp February 19, 1914 A Thief Catcher A Policeman Print discovered in 2010 [10]  February 28, 1914 Between ShowersMasher March 2, 1914 A Film JohnnieThe Film Johnnie March 9, 1914 Tango TanglesTipsy Dancer 

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    Release date Title

    Credited as



    Producer Writer Director Role

    February 2,

    1914Making a Living


    February 7,

    1914Kid Auto Races at Venice


    Released on a split-reel (i.e. two films on

    one reel) with an education film,Olives and


    February 9,


    Mabel's Strange



    February 19,

    1914A Thief Catcher

    A Policeman Print discovered in 2010[10]

    February 28,

    1914Between Showers


    March 2, 1914 A Film Johnnie The Film Johnnie

    March 9, 1914 Tango Tangles

    Tipsy Dancer

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    March 16, 1914 His Favorite Pastime Drinker

    March 26, 1914 Cruel, Cruel Love

    Lord Helpus

    April 4, 1914 The Star Boarder

    The Star boarder

    April 18, 1914 Mabel at the Wheel

    Villain Two reels

    April 20, 1914 Twenty Minutes of Love

    Yes Yes Pickpocket

    April 27, 1914 Caught in a Cabaret

    WaiterTwo reels

    Co-writer: Mabel Normand

    May 4, 1914 Caught in the Rain

    Yes Yes Tipsy Hotel Guest

    May 7, 1914 A Busy Day

    Yes Yes WifeReleased on a split-reel with an educational

    short,The Morning Papers

    June 1, 1914 The Fatal Mallet


    June 4, 1914 Her Friend the Bandit

    Yes Bandit A lost film.[11]

    The only known Chaplin

    lost film.

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    Co-director: Mabel Normand

    June 11, 1914 The Knockout

    Referee Two reels

    June 13, 1914 Mabel's Busy Day

    Tipsy Nuisance

    June 20, 1914 Mabel's Married Life

    Yes Yes Mabel's Husband Co-writer: Mabel Normand

    July 9, 1914 Laughing Gas

    Yes Yes Dentist's Assistant

    August 1, 1914 The Property Man

    Yes Yes The Property Man Two reels

    August 10, 1914The Face on the Bar Room


    Yes Yes ArtistBased on the poem by Hugh Antoine


    August 13, 1914 Recreation Yes Yes TrampReleased as a split-reel with a travel

    short, The Yosemite

    August 27, 1914 The Masquerader

    Yes Yes Film Actor

    August 31, 1914 His New Profession

    Yes Yes Charlie

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    September 7,

    1914The Rounders

    Yes Yes Reveller

    September 14,

    1914The New Janitor Yes Yes Janitor

    October 10,1914

    Those Love Pangs Yes Yes Masher

    October 26,

    1914Dough and Dynamite

    Yes Yes Waiter

    Two reels

    Co-writer: Mack Sennett

    October 29,

    1914Gentlemen of Nerve

    Yes Yes

    Impecunious Track


    November 7,

    1914His Musical Career Yes Yes Piano Mover

    November 9,

    1914His Trysting Place Yes Yes Husband Two reels

    November 14,

    1914Tillie's Punctured Romance

    Charlie, a City


    Six reels

    From the play, Tille's Nightmare, by A.

    Baldwin Sloane and Edgar Smith

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    December 5,

    1914Getting Acquainted

    Yes Yes Spouse

    December 7,

    1914His Prehistoric Past Yes Yes Weakchin Two reels


    Chaplin wrote, directed, and starred in 15 films for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, allproduced by Jesse T. Robbins. Except where noted all films

    are two-reelers.

    Release date Title

    Credited as


    Composer Producer Writer Director Role

    February 1,1915

    His New Job

    Yes Yes Film Extra

    February 15,

    1915A Night Out

    Yes Yes Reveller debut ofEdna Purviance

    April 11, 1915 The Champion

    Yes Yes Aspiring Pugilist

    November 18,

    1915In the Park Yes Yes Charlie One reel

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    April 1, 1915 A Jitney Elopement

    Yes YesSuitor, the Fake


    April 11, 1915 The Tramp

    Yes Yes The Tramp

    April 29, 1915 By the Sea Yes Yes Stroller One reel

    June 21, 1915 Work

    Yes YesDecorator's


    July 12, 1915 A Woman Yes YesCharlie / "The


    August 9, 1915 The Bank

    Yes Yes Janitor

    October 4, 1915 Shanghaied

    Yes Yes Charlie

    November 20,


    A Night in the Show Yes YesMr. Pest and Mr.


    December 18,

    1915Burlesque on 'Carmen'

    Yes Yes Darn Hosiery

    Re-issued on April 22, 1916, as an

    unauthorized four-reeler with new footage

    shot and assembled by Leo White

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    May 27, 1916 Police Yes Yes Ex-Convict

    August 11, 1918 Triple Trouble Yes Yes Janitor

    Compilation assembled by Leo White with

    scenes from Police and an unfinished

    short, Life, along with new material shot by

    White. Chaplin includes this production in

    the filmography ofhis autobiography.


    Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, and starred in 12 films for the Mutual FilmCorporation, which formed Lone Star Studios solely forChaplin's films. All of the

    Mutual releases are two reels in length

    Release date Title

    Credited as


    Composer Producer Writer Director Role

    May 15, 1916 The Floorwalker

    Yes Yes YesImpecunious

    CustomerCo-writer: Vincent Bryan

    June 12, 1916 The Fireman

    Yes Yes Yes Fireman Co-writer: Vincent Bryan

    July 10, 1916 The Vagabond Yes Yes Yes Street Musician Co-writer: Vincent Bryan

    August 7, 1916 One A.M.

    Yes Yes Yes Drunk

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    September 4,

    1916The Count

    Yes Yes Yes Tailor's Apprentice

    October 2, 1916 The Pawnshop Yes Yes YesPawnbroker's


    November 13,1916 Behind the Screen Yes Yes Yes Property Man'sAssistant

    December 4,

    1916The Rink

    Yes Yes Yes

    Waiter and Skating


    January 22,

    1917Easy Street

    Yes Yes Yes

    Vagabond recruited

    to Police Force

    April 16, 1917 The Cure

    Yes Yes YesAlcoholic

    Gentleman at Spa

    June 17, 1917 The Immigrant Yes Yes Yes ImmigrantAdded to the National Film Registry in


    October 22,

    1917The Adventurer

    Yes Yes Yes Escaped Convict

    [edit]First National

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    September 25,

    1921The Idle Class

    Yes Yes Yes Tramp / Husband Two reels

    April 2, 1922 Pay Day Yes Yes Yes Laborer Two reels

    February 26,

    1923The Pilgrim

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Escaped Convict

    Four reels

    Score composed for compilation, The

    Chaplin Revue

    [edit]United Artists

    Chaplin began releasing his films throughUnited Artists in 1923. From this point on all ofhis films were of feature length. He produced, directed, and wrote

    these eight films and starred in all but the first. Beginning withCity LightsChaplin wrote the musical scores forhis films as well.

    Release date Title

    Credited as


    Composer Producer Writer Director Role

    September 26,

    1923 A Woman of Paris

    Yes Yes Yes Porter Chaplin has a smallcameo role

    June 26, 1925 The Gold Rush

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Lone Prospector

    Score composed for 1942 re-issue

    Added to the National Film Registry in


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    January 6, 1928 The Circus Yes Yes Yes Yes Tramp Score composed for 1970 re-issue

    February 6,

    1931City Lights

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Tramp

    Added to the National Film Registry in


    February 5,


    Modern Times

    Yes Yes Yes Yes A WorkerAdded to the National Film Registry in



    October 15,

    1940The Great Dictator

    Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Adenoid Hynkel /

    The Barber

    Added to the National Film Registry in


    Nominated Academy Award for Best


    Nominated Academy Award for Best

    Writing (Original Screenplay).[7]

    April 11, 1947 Monsieur Verdoux

    Yes Yes Yes YesMonsieur Henri


    Based on an idea byOrson Welles[17]

    Nominated Academy Award for Best

    Writing (Original Screenplay)[7]

    October 16,


    Yes Yes Yes Yes Calvero

    Pulled from American screens shortly afterits release when Chaplin became a political

    exile from the United States[18]

    Academy Award for Best Music

    (Scoring) (Awarded in 1973 when the film

    became first eligible for Academy Award

    consideration via Los

    Angeles screenings.)[7]

    [edit]British productions

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    In 1952, while travelling to England to attend the premire ofhis film, Limelight, Chaplin learned that his American re-entrypermit was rescinded. As a resulthis last two films were made in England.

    Release date Title

    Credited as






    September 12,

    1957A King in New York Yes Yes Yes Yes King Shahdov

    An Attica-Archway production

    Not released in the United States until


    January 5, 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong Yes Yes Yes An Old Steward

    A Universal

    Production inPanavision andTechnicolor

    Produced by Jerome Epstein

    Chaplin has a small cameo role