English (Original titles) Release dateApril 4, 1914 (1914-04-04) ScreenplayCharlie Chaplin, Craig Hutchinson CastCharles Chaplin (The Star Boarder), Minta Durfee (Landlady), Edgar Kennedy (Landlady's Husband), Gordon Griffith (Their Son), Alice Davenport (Landlady's Friend), Harry McCoy (Boarder assisting with magic lantern show (uncredited)) Similar moviesTugboat Mickey, Orphan's Benefit, Mickey's Birthday Party, Symphony Hour, Pacific Rim, The Artist
The Star Boarder is a 1914 American short comedy film starring Charlie Chaplin.
The film is also known as The Landlady's Pet, its 1918 American reissue title.
Chaplin is the favorite of his landlady, and the other boarders are jealous.
Charles Chaplin as The Star Boarder
Minta Durfee as Landlady
Edgar Kennedy as Landlady's husband
Gordon Griffith as Their son
Alice Davenport as Landlady's friend
Phyllis Allen (uncredited boarder)
Jess Dandy (uncredited boarder)
Billy Gilbert (uncredited boarder)
Wallace MacDonald (uncredited boarder)
Harry McCoy (uncredited boarder)
Rube Miller (uncredited boarder)
Lee Morris (uncredited boarder)
William Nigh (uncredited boarder)
Al St. John (uncredited boarder)
Like many American films of the time, The Star Boarder was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required, when the film was submitted for review for its 1918 reissue as The Landlady's Pet, cuts of Chaplin thumbing his nose and the scene of Chaplin inflating his trousers and looking into them.