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9. The Star Boarder (1914)

Keystone 1914

Film still for The Star Boarder


Favoured lodger Charlie is getting on rather too well with his landlady, while being secretly photographed by her son in a series of innocent but apparently incriminating positions. Later the boy offends everybody by showing the photos on his magic lantern, together with one of the landlady's husband flirting with another woman. The boy is roundly spanked by his mother while Charlie fights off the knife-wielding husband.


George Nichols
Craig Hutchinson
Charles Chaplin (Boarder)
Edgar Kennedy (Landlord)
Minta Durfee (Landlady)
Gordon Griffith (Son)
Alice Davenport (Boarder)
Harry McCoy (Boarder assisting magic lantern show)
Billy Gilbert (Guest at show)
Lee Morris (Boarder)
? Phyllis Allen (Boarder)
? Al St John (Boarder)
? Jess Dandy
? Wallace MacDonald
Shooting days:
March 2 - March 9
Negative sent from LA:
March 19
Received in New York:
March 24
April 4 1914
Keystone working title:
New Lovers
Other titles:
The Hash House Hero, The Landlady's Pet, The Fatal Lantern, In Love With His Landlady, .