English intertitles WriterVincent Bryan, Maverick Terrell Release dateSeptember 4, 1916 (1916-09-04) Initial DVD releaseMarch 25, 2008 (Czech Republic) ScreenplayCharlie Chaplin, Vincent P. Bryan, Maverick Terrell CastCharles Chaplin (Tailors apprentiee), Eric Campbell (Tailor), Edna Purviance (Miss Moneybags), Henry Bergman (o. A.), Leota Bryan (Young Girl), Frank J. Coleman (Policeman) Similar moviesPacific Rim, Feast, Paperman, The Artist, Chinatown, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
The Count is Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Film Corporation in 1916. Released on September 4, it co-starred Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance.
The tailor's handyman (played by Chaplin) burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. His superior (Campbell) discovers a note explaining the count can't attend a party, and dresses up like one to take his place.
Chaplin also goes to the residence hosting the party, but runs into the tailor. They both then struggle to win the fair maiden, Miss Moneybags (Purviance). Soon, Charlie is distracted by a gypsy girl and the tailor must fend off other suitors. The real Count finally arrives, learns of the imposters and calls the police. Chaplin makes a mad dash through the party and scampers away to safety.
Charles Chaplin - Tailor's apprentice
Edna Purviance - Miss Moneybags
Eric Campbell - Tailor
Leo White - Count Broko
In 1932, Amedee Van Beuren of Van Beuren Studios, purchased Chaplin's Mutual comedies for $10,000 each, added music by Gene Rodemich and Winston Sharples and sound effects, and re-released them through RKO Radio Pictures. Chaplin had no legal recourse to stop the RKO release.