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American Actress

Edna Purviance

  • Oct 21, 1895 - Jan 11, 1958 (age 62)
  • 5' 2" (1.57 m)
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1983
Unknown Chaplin
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MovieJan 5, 1983

Unknown Chaplin

Unknown Chaplin is an acclaimed three-part 1983 British …
Unknown Chaplin is an acclaimed three-part 1983 British documentary series about the career and methods of the silent film luminary Charlie Chaplin, using previously unseen film for illustration. The series consist of three episodes, with title My Happiest Years, The Great Director and Hidden Treasures.
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1959
The Chaplin Revue
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MovieSep 1, 1959

The Chaplin Revue

Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", …
Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small...
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1958
Edna Purviance
Personal1958

Edna Purviance

Edna Purviance passed away.
1938
John Squire
Marriage1938

John Squire

Married John Squire.
1927
Education of a Prince
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MovieNov 10, 1927

Education of a Prince

Éducation de Prince …
Éducation de Prince (English: Education of a Prince) was a silent French film released in 1927. The French title has been spelled slightly differently over the years. The director was Henri Diamant-Berger. The known cast included Edna Purviance, Pierre Batcheff, and Jean Dax. This was Purviance's last film before retiring in 1928.
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1923
A Woman of Paris
MovieSep 26, 1923

A Woman of Paris

A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn …
A kept woman runs into her former fiancé and finds herself torn between love and comfort.
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The Pilgrim
MovieJan 24, 1923

The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a 1923 American silent film made by Charlie …
The Pilgrim is a 1923 American silent film made by Charlie Chaplin for the First National Film Company, starring Chaplin and Edna Purviance. The film marks the last time Edna Purviance would co-star with Chaplin and the last film he made for First National. Purviance also starred in Chaplin's A Woman of Paris (1923), in which Chaplin had a brief cameo. It was Chaplin's second-shortest feature film, constructed more like a two-reeler from earlier in his career. It is also noted as the first film for Charles Riesner, who became a screenwriter in his later years.
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1922
Pay Day
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MovieApr 2, 1922

Pay Day

Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and …
Charlie is an expert bricklayer. He has lots of fun and work and enjoys himself greatly while at the saloon. As he leaves work his wife takes the pay he has hidden in his hat. But he steals her purse so he can go out for the evening. He has a terrible time getting home on a very rainy night. When he does so he finds his wife waiting for him with a rolling pin.
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1921
The Idle Class
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MovieSep 25, 1921

The Idle Class

A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets …
A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband.
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The Kid
MovieJan 16, 1921

The Kid

The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a …
The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a tear". As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide. The limo is stolen by thieves who dump the baby by a garbage can. Charlie the Tramp finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. A doctor called by Edna discovers the note with the truth about the Kid and reports it to the authorities who come to take him away from Charlie. Before he arrives at the Orphan Asylum Charlie steals him back and takes him to a flophouse. The proprietor reads of a reward for the Kid and takes him to Edna. Charlie is later awakened by a kind policeman who reunites him with the Kid at Edna's mansion.
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1919
A Day's Pleasure
MovieDec 15, 1919

A Day's Pleasure

Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T …
Father takes his family for a drive in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on an excursion boat. As the boat is about to leave Charlie rushes ashore for cigarettes. As he returns the boat is leaving, but a fat lady has fallen forward with feet on the dock and hands on the deck so Charlie is able rush aboard across her back.
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Sunnyside
MovieJun 15, 1919

Sunnyside

Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his …
Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the ...
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1918
Shoulder Arms
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MovieOct 20, 1918

Shoulder Arms

Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in …
Charlie is in boot camp in the "awkward squad." Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger cheese which requires a gas mask and which he throws over into the German trench. He goes "over the top" and captures thirteen Germans ("I surrounded them"), then volunteers to wander through the German lines disguised as a tree trunk. With the help of a French girl he captures the Kaiser and the Crown Prince and is given a statue and victory parade in New York and then ... fellow soldiers wake him from his dream.
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The Bond
MovieSep 29, 1918

The Bond

Half-reel made for the Liberty Loan Committee and distributed …
Half-reel made for the Liberty Loan Committee and distributed free throughout the country. The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which will knock out the Kaiser.
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1917
The Adventurer
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MovieOct 22, 1917

The Adventurer

Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her …
Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him.
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The Immigrant
MovieJun 17, 1917

The Immigrant

Charlie is on his way to the USA. He wins in a card game, puts …
Charlie is on his way to the USA. He wins in a card game, puts the money in Edna's bag (she and her sick mother have been robbed of everything). When he retrieves a little for himself he is accused of being a thief. Edna clears his name. Later, broke, Charlie finds a coin and goes into a restaurant. There he finds Edna, whose mother has died, and asks her to join him. When he reaches for the coin to pay for their meals it is missing (it has fallen through a hole in his pocket).
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The Cure
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MovieApr 16, 1917

The Cure

Charlie goes to a spa to dry out, but he takes a trunk of liquor with …
Charlie goes to a spa to dry out, but he takes a trunk of liquor with him. He tangles with another's gouty foot in a revolving door. Later he thinks the gouty man is making love signs to him (he doesn't Edna, the real object of the man's efforts), so he signs back. He interpets a massage to be a wrestling match. When management throws his liquor into the fountain, when flow the healthful waters, everyone gets drunk.
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Easy Street
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MovieJan 22, 1917

Easy Street

When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten …
When Charlie the Tramp wanders into a mission he is smitten by Edna and puts back the collection box which he has taken. Reformed, he becomes a policeman and is assigned to rough-and-tumble Easy Street. Unable to trick or beat Eric the Tough, he puts Eric's head in a gas pipe and anesthetizes him. A hero, he now helps many poor people living on Easy Street. Eric escapes jail, Edna is kidnapped, but Charlie (recharged after sitting on a doper's needle) conquers all. Easy Street is transformed as is Eric.
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1916
The Rink
MovieDec 4, 1916

The Rink

After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his …
After amusements working in a restaurant, Charlie uses his lunch break to go roller skating. Mr. Stout makes advances toward the unwilling Edna (whose father and Mrs. Stout had earlier carried on in the restaurant). After a roller skate ballet, Charlie (now as Sir Cecil Seltzer) is invited to a party at Edna's. All the "couples", including a new partner for Mr. Stout. show up.
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Behind the Screen
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MovieNov 13, 1916

Behind the Screen

Three movies are being shot simultaneously and Charlie is …
Three movies are being shot simultaneously and Charlie is an overworked scene shifter. The foreman is waited on hand and foot until all the shifters but Charlie go on strike. A girl looking for work pretends to be a man and helps Charlie. Charlie discovers her gender and falls in love with her. The foreman thinks they are homosexual and in the ensuing fight they become involved in a long pie throwing scene from one of the movies in production. The frustrated workers dynamite the studio.
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The Pawnshop
MovieOct 2, 1916

The Pawnshop

Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by …
Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.
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The Count
MovieSep 4, 1916

The Count

Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is …
Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. The tailor finds an invitation to dinner at Miss Moneybags and goes in place of the count. Charlie goes to the kitchen of the same house; he is attracted to the cook, and so are the butler and a policeman. Once discovered by the tailor-count, Charlie must pretend to be the count's secretary. The real count shows up.
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The Vagabond
MovieJul 10, 1916

The Vagabond

Charlie, the emotional violinist, flees to an open gipsy camp …
Charlie, the emotional violinist, flees to an open gipsy camp after an intense altercation with an angry band leader at a crowded bar, only to find himself playing his instrument for the abducted and dejected gipsy-girl, Edna. Bedraggled but charming, Edna will leave the encampment forever; however--as an artist makes the girl his muse--a unique birthmark will pave the way for an unexpected rescue, and a marvellous new life. Will Edna forget Charlie so easily?
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The Fireman
MovieJun 12, 1916

The Fireman

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A …
Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force.
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The Floorwalker
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MovieMay 15, 1916

The Floorwalker

After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the …
After causing havoc on the sales floor Charlie goes to the office floor. There he runs into the store inspector (who looks exactly like him) who has just robbed the safe and knocked out the manager. Charlie thinks he is in front of a mirror till he notices he holds a stock and his "image" the bag of loot.
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Police
MovieMar 27, 1916

Police

Charles Chaplin, a convict, is given $5.00 and released from …
Charles Chaplin, a convict, is given $5.00 and released from prison after having served his term. He meets a man of the church who makes him weep for his sins and while he is weeping takes ...
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1915
A Burlesque on Carmen
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MovieDec 9, 1915

A Burlesque on Carmen

This is a parody of two …
This is a parody of two "Carmen"s, Bizet's opera and a movie (1915) starring Geraldine Farrar. Smugglers come ashore. Their leader sends the gypsy Carmen to lure Don Jose (called Darn Hosiery) away so they can get the contraband to town. There are grand swordfights, deaths, returns to life.
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The Bank
MovieAug 9, 1915

The Bank

Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna …
Charlie does everything but an efficient job as janitor. Edna buys her fiance, the cashier, a birthday present. Charlie thinks "To Charles with Love" is for him. He presents her a rose which she throws in the garbage. Depressed, Charlie dreams of a bank robbery and his heroic role in saving the manager and Edna ... but it is only a dream.
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A Jitney Elopement
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MovieApr 1, 1915

A Jitney Elopement

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. …
Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier.
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1895
Edna Purviance
BirthOctober 1895

Edna Purviance

Edna Purviance was born.
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