The Chocolate of the Gang

The Chocolate of the Gang is a 1918 American short comedy film directed by King Vidor.

The Chocolate of the Gang
Directed byKing Vidor
Produced byJudge Willis Brown
Written byJudge Willis Brown
StarringThomas Bellamy
Boy City Film
Distributed byGeneral Film Company
Release date
  • January 26, 1918 (1918-01-26)
Running time
2 reels (approx. 20 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • Ruth Hampton as The Heiress
  • Thomas Bellamy[1] as Black Boy
  • Ernest Butterworth Jr. as White Boy
  • Judge Willis Brown as Himself / Commentator


Like many American films of the time, The Chocolate of the Gang was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 1, of a front view of the nude Black Boy and, in Reel 2, three views of Black Boy through the periscope with pigeons in crate.[2]

See also


  1. "Thomas Bellamy". IMDB. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  2. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (8): 29. February 16, 1918.
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