The Count (1916)

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A tailor’s helper poses as a count in order to gain access to a fancy party and perhaps meet an heiress.

My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Charlie Chaplin and I came across this film by accident and was quite pleased to see another of his early films.

This film is filled with Chaplin’s trademark character The Tramp and has lots of humorous scenes for us to enjoy.

His antics are once again great here and my two favorite scenes are the ones with the watermelon and the measuring of a woman for a dress.

Chaplin made some much better films in his career, but this one still manages to do what it is meant to do and keeps us entertained for nearly a half hour of runtime and that was one of his great abilities.

Bottom Line – Fun Chaplin film that has everything needed to stay humorous and enjoyable. The antics of the Tramp work really well in these scenarios and the two best ones in this film are the watermelon scene and the measuring scene. Not among the very best of Chaplin’s work, but still manages to elicit enough laughs for a half hour of laughs. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was restored in 2013 through the Chaplin Mutual Project thanks to the financial support of The George Lucas Family Foundation, The Film Foundation and The Material World Charitable Foundation. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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