Her Friend the Bandit

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Her Friend the Bandit
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Produced by Mack Sennett
Starring Charles Chaplin
Mabel Normand
Charles Murray
Cinematography Frank D. Williams
Distributed by Mutual Film
Release date
  • June 4, 1914 (1914-06-04)
Running time
18 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Her Friend the Bandit is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, both of whom co-directed the movie.


Charlie plays an elegant bandit with whom Mabel has a flirtation. Mabel hosts a party. Charlie attends as a French count (Count de Beans). Charlie's uncouth behavior shocks the other party guests. The Keystone Cops eventually are summoned and remove Charlie from the party.

Chaplin's Lost Films

Her Friend the Bandit and A Woman of the Sea are Chaplin's lost films, as no copy is known to exist. As more and more supposedly "lost" silent films emerge, there is some hope that a copy of Her Friend the Bandit will surface in a private collection somewhere. As late as 1965, five of Chaplin's early comedies for Keystone were considered forever lost. Copies of four of them have surfaced in the intervening decades.[citation needed]


Reviews of the film from include the following:

From the Lexington Herald in Lexington, Kentucky (June 7, 1914): "'Her Friend, the Bandit', Keystone. One of the funniest and most hilarious comedies in a decade, with a conglomeration of mirth-provoking scenes."

From The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon (June 14, 1914): "The Keystone players will offer 'Her Friend, the Bandit', one of those rough and ready farces that make everybody laugh."


See also

External links

  • Her Friend the Bandit on IMDb
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