~Behind The Screen~
1916
~Plot Synopsis~
In Behind the Screen, the seventh of his 12 Mutual Studios two-reelers, Charlie Chaplin pokes some less
than gentle fun at his former employer Mack Sennett. Chaplin and Eric Campbell play a couple of
bumbling stagehands at Gigantic Picture Studios. They knock each other about, break for lunch, and
knock each about again. Pretty Edna Purviance sneaks into the studio disguised as a boy. Chaplin finds out
her secret and steals a kiss -- drawing a very suspicious glance from Campbell. The film ends with a
combination union strike and slapstick pie fight. Best bit: a temperamental movie comedian refuses to
throw a pie without proper "motivation." Chaplin spent so much time achieving perfection in Behind the
Screen that Mutual was obliged to apologize to its exhibitors for missing the scheduled release date by
two weeks.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

Written by:
Vincent Bryan - uncredited
Charles Chaplin - writer
Maverick Terrell - uncredited
~Cast~

Charles Chaplin ...  David (Goliath's assistant)
Edna Purviance ...  The girl
Albert Austin ...  Scene shifter (uncredited)
Lloyd Bacon ...  Director of comedies (uncredited)
Henry Bergman ...  Directory of history film (uncredited)
Leota Bryan ...  Actress (uncredited)
Frank J. Coleman ...  Producer (uncredited)
James T. Kelley ...  Cameraman (uncredited)
Charlotte Mineau ...  Actress (uncredited)
John Rand ...  Scene shifter (uncredited)
Wesley Ruggles ...  Actor (uncredited)
Leo White ...  Scene shifter (uncredited)
Tom Wood ...  Actor (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Lone Star Corporation

Distribution Company: Mutual Film

Produced by: Charles Chaplin & Henry P. Caulfield  
Cinematography by: Roland Totheroh    
Film Editing by:
Charles Chaplin - uncredited  
Property Master: George Cleethorpe - uncredited  
Assistant Camera: George C. 'Duke' Zalibra - uncredited
Driver for Mr. Chaplin: Toraichi Kono - uncredited  
Technical Director: Ed Brewer - uncredited
Assistant to Mr. Chaplin: Tom Harrington

Runtime: 15 Minutes
Released: November 13, 1916
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