Burlesque on Carmen
|Burlesque on Carmen|
|Directed by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Produced by||Jess Robbins|
|Written by||Prosper Mérimée
|Music by||Robert Israel (Kino video release)|
|Editing by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Distributed by||Essanay Studios
General Film Company
|Release dates||December 18, 1915|
|Running time||44 minutes|
English (original intertitles)
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.
A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.
- Charles Chaplin - Darn Hosiery
- Edna Purviance - Carmen
- Jack Henderson - Lillas Pastia
- Leo White - Morales, Officer of the Guard
- John Rand - Escamillo the Toreador
- May White - Frasquita
- Bud Jamison - Soldier of the Guard
- Lawrence A. Bowes - Gypsy
- Frank J. Coleman - Soldier
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.
The film included the song "Carmen" by William McKenna.
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