The Man on the Box (1925 film)

The Man on the Box is a 1925 American comedy film directed by Charles Reisner and written by Charles Logue. It is based on the 1904 novel The Man on the Box by Harold MacGrath. The film stars Sydney Chaplin, David Butler, Alice Calhoun, Cathleen Calhoun, Theodore Lorch and Helene Costello. The film was released by Warner Bros. on October 11, 1925.[2][3][4]

The Man on the Box
Directed byCharles Reisner
Screenplay byCharles Logue
Based onThe Man on the Box
by Harold MacGrath
StarringSydney Chaplin
David Butler
Alice Calhoun
Cathleen Calhoun
Theodore Lorch
Helene Costello
CinematographyNicholas T. Barrows
Edited byRay Enright
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 11, 1925 (1925-10-11)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$488,000[1]



Box Office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $425,000 domestically and $63,000 foreign.[1]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 4 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "The Man on the Box (1925) - Overview". Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  3. Janiss Garza. "The Man on the Box (1925) - Charles "Chuck" Riesner". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. "The Man on the Box". Retrieved 2018-01-15.
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