Her Friend the Bandit

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Her Friend the Bandit
Directed byCharles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringCharles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Charles Murray
CinematographyFrank D. Williams
Production
company
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • June 4, 1914 (1914-06-04)
Running time
18 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Her Friend the Bandit is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, both of whom co-directed the movie.

Synopsis[edit]

Charlie plays an elegant bandit with whom Mabel has a flirtation. Mabel hosts a party. Charlie attends as a French count (Count de Beans). Charlie's uncouth behavior shocks the other party guests. The Keystone Cops eventually are summoned and remove Charlie from the party.

Chaplin's Lost Films[edit]

Her Friend the Bandit and A Woman of the Sea are Chaplin's lost films, as no copy is known to exist. As more and more supposedly "lost" silent films emerge, there is some hope that a copy of Her Friend the Bandit will surface in a private collection somewhere. As late as 1965, five of Chaplin's early comedies for Keystone were considered forever lost. Copies of four of them have surfaced in the intervening decades.[citation needed]

Reviews[edit]

Reviews of the film from include the following:

From the Lexington Herald in Lexington, Kentucky (June 7, 1914): "'Her Friend, the Bandit', Keystone. One of the funniest and most hilarious comedies in a decade, with a conglomeration of mirth-provoking scenes."

From The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon (June 14, 1914): "The Keystone players will offer 'Her Friend, the Bandit', one of those rough and ready farces that make everybody laugh."

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