The Champion (1915 film)

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The Champion
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Theatrical poster for The Champion (1915)
Directed by Charles Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Charles Chaplin
Starring Charles Chaplin
Edna Purviance
Ernest Van Pelt
Robert Shields
Lloyd Bacon
Leo White
Carl Stockdale
Billy Armstrong
Paddy McGuire
Bud Jamison
Ben Turpin
Music by Robert Israel (Kino video release)
Cinematography Harry Ensign
Edited by Charlie Chaplin
Distributed by Essanay Studios
General Film Company
Release date
  • March 11, 1915 (1915-03-11)
Running time
33 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (original intertitles)

The Champion is a comedy film released in 1915 by Essanay Studios, starring Charles Chaplin alongside Edna Purviance and Leo White. Essanay co-owner and star, Broncho Billy Anderson can be seen as an enthusiastic audience member in the boxing match scene.

Full film


Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight, he and the trainer's daughter fall in love.


Charles Chaplin in The Champion (1915)

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