The Adventurer (1917) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventurer (1917)





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Hilarious silent short comedy in which Charlie Chaplin plays an escaped convict who becomes a hero when he saves the lives of a pair of women.
Classics , Comedy , Special Interest
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Charles Chaplin
as The Convict
Edna Purviance
as The Girl
Eric Campbell
as The Suitor
Henry Bergman
as The Father
Marta Golden
as Her Mother
Albert Austin
as The Butler

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Audience Reviews for The Adventurer


"The Adventurer" has a misleading title ("The Convict" would be better), but it's a fun, entertaining short. Chaplin escapes from prison and falls into high society after rescuing some upper-crust folks who fall off a beach pier. He spends the rest of the film stealing drinks, kicking rivals and dodging suspicion. Did Chaplin invent the familiar gag where someone temporarily "hides" by putting a lampshade over his head and standing rigid?

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

Much hilarious! Marvelous! Plenty of laughs! This Charlie Chaplin silent film becomes my number one and all-the-time favourite I always watch several times. Chaplin out-kicks his proficient adversary in an encounter and as usual performs mirth-provoking acrobatic stunts - very clever!

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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