"A Dog's Life" (film) is Released
A Dog's Life (1918) is a silent film written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin.
This was Chaplin's first film for First National Films.
Chaplin plays opposite an animal as "co-star". "Scraps" (the dog) was the hero in this film, as she helps Charlie and Edna toward a better life. Edna Purviance plays a dance hall singer and Charlie Chaplin, The Tramp. Sydney Chaplin (Chaplin's brother) had a small role in this film; this was the first time the two brothers were on screen together.
Other films where dogs appeared on screen with Chaplin were The Champion (1915), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936).