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THE CHAMPION

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Inspired by Chaplin’s interest in boxing, this comedy features an unemployed Charlie, who tries his luck working as a sparring partner. He ends up fighting and winning a championship, thanks to the help of his bulldog.

In 1915, boxing fights were illegal in most states and films featuring fights (including comedy films) filled a demand for the topic. Chaplin revisited the idea of the Tramp and his dog a few years later in A Dog’s Life (1918).
 
This film is one of the most famous Chaplin Essanay Comedies.
 
Released on 11 March 1915

Director(s) : CHAPLIN (Charles)

Producer(s) : LOBSTER FILMS

Production Year : 2014
Language(s) : German, English, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.