A Burlesque on Carmen

A Burlesque on Carmen (1915) a kind of a parody on Carmen, the play which was popular in those times. I have never seen this Charlie Chaplin before, so it came as a surprise. Chaplin and his favorite lady Edna Purviance in this short comedy. Carmen (Edna Purviance) is deployed as a seductress to woe Darn Hosiery (Chaplin) an honest police officer but one who falls prey to Carmen’s beauty and forgets about policing. As usual Chaplin’s comedy and his timing are exceptional. Nobody can come near him in that department. His famous back leg kick is very much in action in this movie. Edna looks beautiful in this short movie. Good movie to watch out for in case you have missed it.

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