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Charlie Chaplin - Making A Living
Making A Living: This is at the top of my list of 'if I ever find a better print of this it will go up', here is Charlie Chaplin's first flickering appearance on celluloid (literally in this case). It's before Chaplin invented the tramp character - here he plays a mustachioed swindler out to get the girl... It's February 1914, Chaplin was only 24 years old...
Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp
Charlie Chaplin - Mabel's Strange Predicament
Between Showers
Film Johnny
Tango Tangles
His Favorite Pastime
Cruel Cruel Love
Land Lady's Pet
Charlie Chaplin - Still from Mabel At The Wheel
Charlie Chaplin - Twenty Minutes Of Love
Caught in a Cabaret
Caught in the rain
Chaplin - The Militant Suffragette
Chaplin - The Fatal Mallet
The Knockout
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin - The Property Man
Face On The Barroom Floor
Charlie Chaplin
The Masquerader
Chaplin - The Good For Nothing
Charlie Chaplin, Rosco Arbuckle
The New Janitor
Charlie Chaplin, Rosco Arbuckle
Dough And Dynamite
Gentlemen Of Nerve
Charlie Chaplin - The Musical Tramp
His Trysting Places
Chaplin - Pin to ass...
His Prehistoric Past
Roscoe Arbuckle
His New Job
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin - Still from The Champion
In the Park
Charlie Chaplin - The Tramp
By The Sea picture
Charlie Chaplin - Work
Charlie Chaplin
Chaplin - The Bank
Charlie Shanghaied
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin - The Police
Burlesque On Carmen - scene
Chaplin - The Floorwalker
Chaplin - The Fireman
Charlie Chaplin - Still from The Vagabond
Charlie Chaplin in One AM
The Count
Charlie Chaplin - The Pawnbroker
Chaplin - Stagehand
Charlie Chaplin
Easy Street
Chaplin - The Cure
Chaplin - The Immigrant
Chaplin - The Adventurer

Pre 1923: The First National Pictures movies were made by Chaplin under a complicated arrangement in which he leased the movies to the company for 5 years and then gained the copyright afterwards - so they are arguably not all public domain under the 'everything is public domain if it was first published before 1923 in the USA rule'. Chaplin wasn't a US citizen so it adds a complicating factor here (as a UK citizen the copyright will be death +70 years on those films on which he has a copyright claim - he died 25th December 1977 so they won't fall into the public domain until 2048). I have found this copyright claim for a number of the Chaplin films from 1918 onwards here, pdcomedy has none of these films on the site.

I have put everything Charlie Chaplin has done that is in the public domain, apart from the following:

The only copy of A Jitney Elopement I could find was the restored copyright version.

Her Friend The Bandit, 1914: No copy of this exists, apparently.

The Bond was brought out by Essany in 1918 and is a compilation of scenes deleted from other movies. It was a very poor quality print.

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