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44. A Woman (1915)

Essanay 1915-16

Film still for A Woman


Edna goes to the park with her mother and father. The women doze off on a bench while the father plays a hide-and-seek game with a girl. While he is blindfolded, Charlie leads him into a lake. The mother and daughter on the bench chat to Charlie and invite him home for dinner. The father returns home with a friend. Charlie rushes upstairs and disguises himself by dressing as a woman, shaving his moustache. Charlie flirts with the father and his friend who are much taken with the elegant young lady until his skirt becomes detached and all is revealed. Charlie tries to effect a happy ending in pantomime style with all parties reconciled.


Charles Chaplin (Charlie; and 'The Woman')
Edna Purviance (Daughter)
Marta Golden (Mother)
Charles Insley (Father)
Margie Reiger (Father's Lady Friend)
Billy Armstrong (Father's Friend)
Leo White (Gentleman in Park)
(unverified) Jess Robins (Soda Seller)
Filmed at:
The former Majestic Studio
12 July 1915
1788 ft
Other titles:
Charlie the Perfect Lady, The Perfect Lady