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|Directed by||Scott Sidney|
|Produced by||Al Christie|
|Written by||Joseph Farnham|
F. McGrew Willis
|Based on||Charley's Aunt|
by Brandon Thomas
|Music by||David Drazin|
Christie Film Company
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
|Box office||$556,529 (by December 1926)|
Charley's Aunt is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Scott Sidney and starring Syd Chaplin, Ethel Shannon, and Lucien Littlefield. It was one of a handful of leading roles for Syd Chaplin, older brother of the more famous Charlie.
It is an adaptation of Brandon Thomas' 1892 farce of the same name about an Oxford University student who dresses up as a woman to fool a visitor. One of several film versions of the play, it was adapted again by Columbia Pictures as a sound film in 1930. The film was a commercial success, grossing over half a million dollars. It was popular in Germany, where it released by the leading film company UFA.
- Syd Chaplin as Sir Fancourt Babberley
- Ethel Shannon as Ela Delahay
- James E. Page as Spettigue
- Lucien Littlefield as Brasset, the Scout
- Alec B. Francis as Mr. Delahay
- Phillips Smalley as Sir Francis Chesney
- Eulalie Jensen as Charley's Aunt
- David James as Jack Chesney
- James Harrison as Charley Wykeham
- Mary Akin as Amy Spettigue
- Priscilla Bonner as Kitty Verdun
- Box Office Information for Charley's Aunt
- Progressive Silent Film List: Charley's Aunt at silentera.com
- McCaffrey & Jacobs p. 75
- Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Charley's Aunt
- Donald W. McCaffrey & Christopher P. Jacobs. Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. Greenwood Publishing, 1999.
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