By the Sea (1915 film)

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By the Sea
By the Sea (1915 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster to By the Sea
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Charles Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin
Billy Armstrong
Margie Reiger
Bud Jamison
Edna Purviance
Paddy McGuire
Cinematography Harry Ensign
Edited by Charles Chaplin
Distributed by General Film Company
Release dates
April 29, 1915
Running time
20 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English (original intertitles)
By the Sea

By the Sea is a 1915 film Charlie Chaplin made while waiting for a studio to work in Los Angeles. He just left Niles Essanay Studio after doing five films at that location. By the Sea was filmed all on location at Crystal Pier in April 1915. The story centers on Charlie's Little Tramp character and how he gets into trouble trying to grab the attention of the ladies on the beach. Edna Purviance plays one of the wives in whom he shows interest.


It is windy at a bathing resort. After fighting with one of the two husbands, Charlie approaches Edna while the two husbands themselves fight over ice cream. Driven away by her husband, Charlie turns to the other's wife.


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