The Floorwalker, Chaplin’s first film under his landmark contract with Lone Star-Mutual, has embezzlement as its subject. Chaplin’s inspiration for the film came while he and his brother Sydney were in New York City negotiating his contract with Mutual. While walking up Sixth Avenue at Thirty-third Street, Chaplin saw a man fall down an escalator serving the adjacent elevated train station and at once realized the comic possibilities of a moving staircase.
The Floor Walker
Flicker Alley, 1916.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Title from title frames.; In Process Record.; Film
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1916.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Flicker Alley (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst