11. Twenty Minutes Of Love (1914)

Keystone 1914

Film still for Twenty Minutes Of Love


Lovelorn Charlie bothers various couples in the park. When Chester steals a watch from a man sleeping on a bench to impress his girl, Charlie lifts it from him and presents it to the girl himself. When confronted by the irate Chester a chase ensues with Charlie, the girl and a policeman. Charlie, having shaken them off, makes the mistake of trying to sell the original owner his own watch and the chase resumes, with everyone ending up in the lake.


Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin (Pickpocket)
Minta Durfee (Woman)
Edgar Kennedy (Lover)
Gordon Griffith (Boy)
Chester Conklin (Pickpocket)
Josef Swickard (Victim)
Hank Mann (Sleeper)
Shooting days:
March 19 - March 24
Negative sent from LA:
March 28
Received in New York:
April 3
April 20 1914
Keystone working title:
Passing of Time
Other titles:
The Love Fiend, He Loved Her So, Cops and Watches.
Brent Walker chaplin_credits Joseph Maddern as director, but in his first, self-made filmography this is one of the films which Chaplin specifies as "my own", Maddern is otherwise unrecorded in films, though an actor of this name played with William C.Gillette in Too Much Johnson at the National Theatre, Washington, in April 1898)