English intertitles DirectorCharles Chaplin
Edward Brewer (technical director) WriterVincent Bryan, Maverick Terrell Release dateDecember 4, 1916 (1916-12-04)
Tagline"The amorous waiter of the rink…"
The rink l charlie chaplin l funny silent comedy film 1916
The Rink, a silent film from 1916, was Charlie Chaplin's eighth film for Mutual Films. The film co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin, and is best known for showcasing Chaplin's roller skating skills.
After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating.
Charles Chaplin - A Waiter. Posing as Sir Cecil Seltzer, C.O.D.
Edna Purviance - The Girl
James T. Kelley - Her Father
Eric Campbell - Mr. Stout, Edna's Admirer
Henry Bergman - Mrs. Stout and Angry Diner
Lloyd Bacon - Guest
Albert Austin - The Cook and Skater
Frank J. Coleman - Restaurant Manager
John Rand - Waiter
Charlotte Mineau - Friend of Edna
Leota Bryan - Friend of Edna
Fred Goodwins - man in the jacket
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.