Lost Charlie Chaplin Film Discovered

A scene from the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film A Thief Catcher

A scene from the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film, A Thief Catcher Photo: AP

The comedy called A Thief Catcher was made in 1914 and was missing for so many years that Chaplin’s appearance in it as a buffoon policeman had been forgotten.

The 10-minute movie was discovered by the American cinema historian, Paul Gierucki, who bought a can of old film marked “Keystone” at an antiques sale in Michigan.

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