"The Adventurer" (film) is Released

The Adventurer is a short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.

It is the last out of the twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation.

Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials.

The film also stars Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who would be dead before the end of the year in a drunk driving accident.