Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Charlie Up Against It
This is one of series of old Red Letter Postcards featuring Charlie Chaplin and is a still from The Champion, also called Champion Charlie, released in 1915 by Essanay Studios (their logo can be seen bottom right of the card). The film starts with Charlie sharing his last sausage with his dog Spike when he sees an advert for boxing sparing partners. Here we are well into the film, the crooked gambler, played by Leo White with a suitably large villain moustache, has tried to bribe Charlie to throw the fight.
All ends happily, Charlie wins the fight with the help of his bulldog Spike and for once even gets the girl.