Count, The

(2004)

by Carl Davis

Description
Mutual (1916) Director: Charlie Chaplin
Duration
24
Genres
Silent Film
Instrumentation
1(=picc).1(=ca).2.1 - 2110 - perc(1): drum kit: ped BD/SD/TD/tom-t/2 susp.cym/siz.cym/splash cym/hi-hat/cyms/finger cyms/tgl/tamb/guiro/swanee whistle/gun shot/BD - pno - strings (11111)
First Performance
14.7.06, Lichfield Festival, Lichfield Cathedral: CBSO/Carl Davis
Availability

Score, parts and film print (35mm, DVD PAL & Digibeta PAL) for hire

Programme Notes
THE COUNT 4 September 1916. Lone Star-Mutual Producer/Director/Screenplay: Charles Chaplin; Photography: William C Foster, Roland Totheroh; With Charles Chaplin (The Apprentice), Edna Purviance (Edna Moneybags), Eric Campbell (Buttonsky), Leo White (Count Broko), Charlotte Mineau (Mrs Moneybags), James T Kelly (The Butler), Albert Austin (A Guest), May White (Ima Pipp), Eva Thatcher (Flirdela Doughbells), Leota Bryan (Girl), Frank J Coleman (Cop), John Rand (Guest), Stanley Sanford (Guest), Loyal Underwood (Small Man). Charlie, a tailor’s apprentice clumsy with the lady customers gets the sack. Visiting his girl, a cook at a rich household, he unmasks his late employer who is taking advantage of a stolen ticket to pose as a foreign count. Charlie promptly poses as the Count, making his ex-boss play his secretary, and becomes the star of the party.

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