DirectorCharlie Chaplin ScreenplayCharlie Chaplin Duration CountryUnited States
English intertitles Release dateSeptember 25, 1921 (1921-09-25) CastCharles Chaplin (Tramp and Husband), Edna Purviance (Neglected Wife), Mack Swain (Her Father), Henry Bergman (Sleeping Hobo / Guest in Cop Uniform), Al Ernest Garcia (Cop in Park and Guest), John Rand (Golfer and Guest) Similar moviesFeast, Pacific Rim, The Artist, Fantasia, Paperman, Mickey's Birthday Party
The Idle Class is a 1921 American silent comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin for First National Pictures.
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.
Charles Chaplin as Tramp / Husband
Edna Purviance as Neglected Wife
Mack Swain as Her Father
Henry Bergman as Sleeping Hobo / Guest in Cop Uniform