A Dog's Life
1918 film by Charlie Chaplin / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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A Dog's Life is a 1918 American short silent film written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin's first film for First National Films. It was part of a then groundbreaking $1 million contract. It was for a total of eight 3 reel short silent films.
|A Dog's Life|
|Directed by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Written by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Produced by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Edited by||Charlie Chaplin (uncredited)|
|Music by||Charlie Chaplin (in 1957 released as part of The Chaplin Revue)|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures Inc.|
English (original intertitles)
Chaplin plays opposite an animal as "co-star". "Scraps" (the dog) was the hero in this film, as he helps Charlie and Edna towards a better life. Edna Purviance plays a dance hall singer and Charlie Chaplin, The Tramp. Sydney Chaplin (Chaplin's brother) had a small role in this film; this was the first time the two brothers were on screen together.
Charles Lapworth, a former newspaper editor who had met Chaplin when he interviewed him, took a role as a consultant on the film.