The Rink (film)
Theatrical poster to The Rink
|Directed by||Charles Chaplin
Edward Brewer (technical director)
|Produced by||Henry P. Caulfield|
|Written by||Charles Chaplin (scenario)
Vincent Bryan (scenario)
Maverick Terrell (scenario)
George C. Zalibra
|Edited by||Charles Chaplin|
|Distributed by||Mutual Film Corporation|
The Rink, a silent film from 1916, was Charlie Chaplin's eighth film for Mutual Films. The film co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin, and is best known for showcasing Chaplin's roller skating skills.
After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.
- Charles Chaplin - A Waiter. Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer, C.O.D.
- Edna Purviance - The Girl
- James T. Kelley - Her Father
- Eric Campbell - Mr. Stout, Edna's Admirer
- Henry Bergman - Mrs. Stout and Angry Diner
- Lloyd Bacon - Guest
- Albert Austin - The Cook and Skater
- Frank J. Coleman - Restaurant Manager
- John Rand - Waiter
- Charlotte Mineau - Friend of Edna
- Leota Bryan - Friend of Edna
In 1932, Amedee Van Beuren of Van Beuren Studios, purchased Chaplin's Mutual comedies for $10,000 each, added music by Gene Rodemich and Winston Sharples and sound effects, and re-released them through RKO Radio Pictures. Chaplin had no legal recourse to stop the RKO release.
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