The Idle Class
|The Idle Class|
|Directed by||Charles Chaplin|
|Produced by||Charles Chaplin|
|Written by||Charles Chaplin|
|Music by||Johnnie von Haines (1969)|
|Edited by||Charles Chaplin|
|Distributed by||First National|
Playhouse Home Video (1985) (USA)
Key Video (1989) (USA) (VHS)
Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Koch Vision (2000) (USA) (DVD)
MK2 Diffusion (2001) (World-wide) (all media)
Warner Home Video (2004, DVD)
Continental Home Vídeo (Brazil) (VHS)
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The "Little Tramp" (Charlie Chaplin) heads to a resort for warm weather and a bit of golf. At the golf course, the Tramp's theft of balls in play causes one golfer (Mack Swain) to mistakenly attack another (John Rand). Meanwhile, a neglected wife (Edna Purviance) leaves her wealthy husband (also played by Chaplin) until he gives up drinking. When the Tramp is later mistaken for a pickpocket, he crashes a masquerade ball to escape from a policeman. There, he is mistaken for the woman's husband. Eventually, it is all straightened out, and the Tramp is once more on his way.
Helen Rockwell of the New York Telegraph wrote, "... instead of going for a five-reel affair, he has returned to his first short love. But what there is of The Idle Class is so good and so funny that one realizes how much better is it to be entertained by two reels than bored in five."
- Charles Chaplin as Tramp / Husband
- Edna Purviance as Neglected Wife
- Mack Swain as Her Father
- Henry Bergman as Sleeping Hobo / Guest in Cop Uniform
- Al Ernest Garcia as Cop in Park / Guest
- John Rand as Golfer / Guest
- Rex Storey as Pickpocket / Guest
Lita Grey, Chaplin's future wife, played a guest.
- "The Idle Class (25 September 1921)". Chaplin: Film by Film. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
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