Burlesque on Carmen (1915) was a Short Films Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Jess Robbins.
Burlesque on Carmen (1915) A Silent Film ReviewBy Fritzi Kramer on Apr 6, 2014 From Movies Silently
By Fritzi Kramer on April 6, 2014 in Blog, Feature, Silent Movie Review What was meant to be a light0hearted spoof turned into a protracted legal battle between Charlie Chaplin and the Essanay motion picture studio. However, the behind-the-scenes drama of Burlesque on Carmen does not take away from ... Read full article
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Charles Chaplin's two-reel version of this film, his final release for the Essanay Company, premiered in December 1915. After Chaplin left the studio, Essanay expanded the film, adding new scenes with Ben Turpin and Wesley Ruggles as gypsies, reinserting outtakes Chaplin had discarded, and even splicing in multiple takes of scenes already included. Essanay's four-reel "feature" was released in April 1916. Chaplin was furious and filed a lawsuit against his former employers, but Essanay won the case in court. Prints of Essanay's version circulated for decades. In the 1990s an approximation of Chaplin's original version was at long last reconstructed by Kino Video.
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