The Bank (1915 film)

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The Bank
The Bank (1915 film).jpg
Theatrical poster to The Bank
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Charlie Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin
Charles Inslee
Carl Stockdale
Edna Purviance
Leo White
Music by Robert Israel (Kino video release)
Cinematography Harry Ensign
Edited by Charlie Chaplin
Distributed by Essanay Studios
General Film Company
Release date
  • August 9, 1915 (1915-08-09)
Running time
33 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (original intertitles)
The Bank

The Bank was Charlie Chaplin's tenth film for Essanay Films.

Released in 1915, it is a departure from the tramp character, as Charlie Chaplin plays a janitor at a bank. Edna Purviance plays the secretary on whom Charlie has a crush and dreams that she has fallen in love with him. Filmed at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Silent. There doesn't appear to be any evidence that this film was received any differently from the bulk of Chaplin's early work, but today this film is often considered one of his most fascinating efforts.[citation needed]

Screenshot from the film


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