A Jitney Elopement (1915) 1080p YIFY Movie

A Jitney Elopement (1915) 1080p

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie ...

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  • Genre: Short | Comedy
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 489.74M
  • Resolution: 1424x1080 / 24.000 FPSfps
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  • Run Time: 33
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for A Jitney Elopement (1915) 1080p

Edna's father wants her to marry wealthy Count He-Ha. Charlie, Edna's true love, impersonates the Count at dinner, but the real Count shows up and Charlie is thrown out. Later on Charlie and Edna are chased by her father, The Count, and three policeman. The pursuers drive off a pier.


The Director and Players for A Jitney Elopement (1915) 1080p

[Director]Lloyd Bacon
[Role:]Edna Purviance
[Role:Director]Charles Chaplin
[Role:]Charles Chaplin


The Reviews for A Jitney Elopement (1915) 1080p


first half GOOD, second half BADReviewed byMartinHaferVote: 7/10

This is one of 5 Chaplin that are on the first DVD of Chaplin's Essanay Comedies. In general, compared to volume 2, the shorts on volume 1 aren't as well-made--because the DVDs are arranged chronologically. Chaplin's skill as a film maker and actor appeared to improve through his stay with Essanay Studios.

The first half of this film consists of Charlie trying to rescue his love from a forced marriage to a rich swell. He impersonates the swell and the film runs smoothly--especially since there is a real plot--something many of the Keystone and early Essanay shorts lack. However, after Charlie's ruse is discovered, the film becomes standard slapstick--with chases and violence, etc. It's like two very different shorts fused together without regard to the whole.

Three points of interestReviewed bywmorrow59Vote: 6/10

In this early short comedy which Charlie Chaplin made for the Essanay company, he reworks a premise employed twice at Keystone the previous year, one which he would continue to revisit in later works: humble Charlie masquerades as a member of the nobility. His motivation varies depending on the situation, but usually he's courting a pretty girl, most often Edna Purviance. In A Jitney Elopement Charlie and Edna are secret sweethearts, but her father insists she marry a count whom he has never seen; since he hasn't seen Charlie either, the way is clear for our hero to impersonate this gentleman and win the girl. When the real count arrives the expected complications erupt. Eventually Charlie and Edna attempt to flee in a "jitney," that is, a Ford automobile which happens to belong to the count.

Even Chaplin's most ardent fans will be hard pressed to find much to enjoy in this rather uninspired short, but while watching it again recently I found three points of interest. First, there is a piece of comic business Charlie executes during a lunch with Edna and her father that is expertly rendered. While chatting away, seemingly unaware of what he's doing, Charlie slices the bread he's holding into a perfect coil, then briefly "plays" it like a concertina, i.e. one of those musical instruments that looks like a big Slinky. It's a brief gag, practically a throwaway, but beautifully performed. It also suits the moment, for Charlie is nervous, and this gives him something to do with his hands. Next, a sequence in a park shortly thereafter features a very rare instance of Edna Purviance taking part in knockabout comedy: she's sitting on a tree branch, and tumbles to the ground twice. For Mabel Normand at Keystone this would have been all in a day's work, but Edna is usually more demure, and was very seldom put in this sort of situation. Lastly, the movie concludes with an extended car chase, which is also a rarity in Chaplin's work. We almost never see Charlie at the wheel of a car. In later years he wrote in his autobiography that he didn't like chases because the player's personality is lost; on those occasions when he did employ chase sequences, they usually occur on foot. For what it's worth, the automobile chase in A Jitney Elopement is well filmed and well edited, with a cute gag or two along the way and a nice wrap-up.

Beyond these minor points, admittedly, there isn't much to see here that Chaplin didn't do better elsewhere, but for viewers interested in studying the work of this uniquely gifted comedian I'd say the "bread gag" and the chase finale make this film worth a look. And for fans of the beautiful, underrated Miss Purviance, this may be your only opportunity to see her fall out of a tree, not once but twice!

"Be a good knight and save me"Reviewed bySteffi_PVote: 5/10

Now well into his tenure at Essanay studios, this is the point where Charlie Chaplin really starts to gain confidence and build a blueprint for his short features. What's significant about a Jitney Elopement is that it represents the most serious thought he has put so far into developing a story, and trying his hand at straight dramatic direction.

The picture opens, not with the tramp, but with a scene establishing the set-up and a background story for the action to take place in. Chaplin here demonstrates what he has learnt from DW Griffith, with some neat, functional shots, and making nice use of tree branches to frame Edna Purviance. As his little tramp character has developed, he is giving him more attention-grabbing entrances, this time appearing from an iris in an iconic pose, framed starkly against a brick wall.

However, a Jitney Elopement is often thought as one of Chaplin's weakest Essanay efforts, and it's not hard to see why. In spite of this promising opening, Chaplin seems to have skimped on good comedy. The dining-table routine is a bit lifeless, and we then descend into a Keystone-ish farce-in-the-park and car chase. There also seem to have been some problems with editing, as a few two-shot gags are poorly timed looking very unprofessional. Great supporting players like Leo White and Bud Jamison are underused. Chaplin would make a more successful job of blending gags with a romantic storyline in his next appearance – The Tramp.

And now, the all-important statistic –

Number of kicks up the arse: 2 (1 for, 1 against)

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