GenreComedy, Short CinematographyHarry Ensign CountryUnited States
English (original intertitles) Release dateAugust 9, 1915 (1915-08-09) CastCharles Chaplin (Charlie, a Janitor), Edna Purviance (Edna, a Secretary), Carl Stockdale (Charles, a Cashier), Charles Inslee (Bank President), Leo White (Clerk), Billy Armstrong (Another Janitor) Similar moviesPacific Rim, Feast, Paperman, The Artist, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, For the Birds
The Bank was Charlie Chaplin's tenth film for Essanay Films.
Released in 1915, it is a slight departure from the tramp character, as Charlie Chaplin plays a janitor at a bank. Edna Purviance plays the secretary on whom Charlie has a crush and dreams that she has fallen in love with him. Filmed at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. There doesn't appear to be any evidence that this film was received any differently from the bulk of Chaplin's early work, but today this film is often considered one of his best efforts during his Essanay period.
Charles Chaplin - Charlie, a Janitor
Edna Purviance - Edna, a Secretary
Carl Stockdale - Charles, a Cashier
Charles Inslee - Charles, a Cashier
Leo White - Clerk
Billy Armstrong - Another Janitor
Fred Goodwins - Bald Cashier/Bank Robber with Derby