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A Dog's Life Details


A Dog's Life was Charlie Chaplin's initial release for First National Studios, and also his first three-reeler. Chaplin plays a tramp (duh!), who shambles around the cold, cruel world with his dog Scraps. Unable to land a job, Charlie and Scraps cadge a meal from lunchwagon proprietor Syd Chaplin (Charlie's brother). Things take a turn for the better when Charlie befriends down-and-out singer Edna Purviance. After routing a gang of crooks, Charlie and Edna head down the road "Where Dreams Come True" for a deliberately improbable happy ending. Together with Shoulder Arms and The Idle Class, A Dog's Life is one of the best examples of Chaplin's wildly uneven First National output. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Charles Chaplin
as Tramp
Albert Austin
as Crook
Sidney Chaplin
as Lunch Wagon Owner
Edna Purviance
as Bar Singer
Henry Bergman
as Dance Hall Lady
Henry Bergman
as Employment Agency Man
Charles "Chuck" Riesner


Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Hall
Production Designer