Cruel, Cruel Love

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Cruel, Cruel Love
CC Cruel Cruel Love 1914.JPG
Theatrical poster to Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)
Directed by George Nichols
Mack Sennett
Produced by Mack Sennett
Written by Craig Hutchinson
Starring Charles Chaplin
Edgar Kennedy
Minta Durfee
Alice Davenport
Glen Cavender
Billy Gilbert
Chester Conklin (uncredited)
Cinematography Frank D. Williams
Distributed by Mutual Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 26, 1914 (1914-03-26)
Running time
16 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film; English (Original titles)
Cruel, Cruel Love

Cruel, Cruel Love is a 1914 American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin.


Chaplin plays a character quite different from the Tramp for which he would become famous. He is a rich, upper-class gentleman whose romance is endangered when his girlfriend sees him being embraced by a maid. Chaplin's romantic interest in this film, Minta Durfee, was the wife of fellow Keystone actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.


Preservation status[edit]

Cruel, Cruel Love was presumed to be a lost film for 50 years until a complete nitrate film copy in reasonable condition was discovered in South America.[citation needed] Restoration copies were made by David Shepard of Film Preservation Associates, and by Lobster Films of Paris, and its original two-reel format is available for sale.[1]

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