Charlie is released from prison and immediately swindled by a fake parson. A fellow ex-convict convinces Charlie to help burglarize a house, but Edna, the house's owner, catches them and calls the police. Charlie, however, manages to charm his way out of trouble .... at least for the moment.
Police was Charlie Chaplin's 14th released film from Essanay released in 1916. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles). Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him.
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Charlie Chaplin
James T. Kelley
Cinematography - Harry Ensign
Distributed by Essanay Studios
Release date - May 27, 1916
Creative Commons License: Public Domain.
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