English (original intertitles) Release dateApril 1, 1915 CastCharles Chaplin (Suitor, the Fake Count), Edna Purviance (Edna), Ernest Van Pelt (Edna's Father), Leo White (Count Chloride de Lime, Edna's Suitor), Lloyd Bacon (Young Butler / Cop), Paddy McGuire (Old Butler / Cop) Similar moviesFeast, Pacific Rim, The Artist, Fantasia, Paperman, Mickey's Birthday Party
TaglineCharlie Chaplin's fifth film for Essanay Films
Charlie chaplin a jitney elopement
A Jitney Elopement was Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Essanay Films. It starred Chaplin and Edna Purviance as lovers, with Purviance wanting Chaplin to take her away from an arranged marriage her father (played by Fred Goodwins) had planned for her. Chaplin does take her away in a jitney, a type of share taxi popular in the US between 1914 and 1916. Most of the film was made in San Francisco and includes scenes of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and the large windmills still on the park's west side.