CHARLES CHAPLIN at MUTUAL Volume: One
Five classic Chaplin shorts:
The Immigrant – The Adventurer – The Cure – Easy Street – The Count
Mutual Film Corporation was an early motion picture conglomerate best remembered today as the producers of some of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest comedies. It originated with the Western Film Exchange founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1906 by Wisconsin natives John R. Freuler (1872-1958), Harry E. Aitken (1877-1956) and Roy Aitken (1882-1976). In 1910, Freuler would also form a partnership with Chicago film distributor Samuel S. Hutchinson known as the American Film Manufacturing Company. In March 1912, the company acquired Thanhouser Studios, naming Charles J. Hite, who was Hutchinson’s partner in Chicago and acquired some studio stock, helping the studio make the Thanhouser purchase. He served as the company’s president. The company was renamed the Mutual Film Corporation. Hite died in 1914.
|This product was added to our catalog on Monday 05 March, 2012.