"The Count" (film) is Released
The Count is Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Films in 1916.
Co-starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance, it is a story about Charlie and his boss finding an invitation to a party from a real Count. Each try to play the role as the Count instead to catch the rich heiress played by Edna.
Charlie burns a count's trousers while ironing them and is fired. His tailor superior discovers a note explaining the count can't attend a party and dresses up like a count to take his place. Charlie goes to the residence hosting the party, but runs into the tailor. They both then struggle to win the fair maiden, Miss Moneybags. Soon Charlie is distracted by a gypsy girl and the tailor must fend off other suitors. The real Count finally arrives, learns of the imposters and calls the police. Charlie makes a mad dash through the party and scampers away to safety.