The Villain (1917)

07/14/1917 (US) Comedy 21m
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In The Villain, Billy attempted something a little different. He's still imitating Chaplin, but this time he's playing the wicked, top-hatted Charlie found in some of his earliest Keystone appearances (e.g. Mabel at the Wheel), the ones where Charlie himself seemed to be imitating the studio's recently departed Ford Sterling. Throughout this short there is much spoofing of old-time melodramas, a frequent motif of Sterling's comedies.

  1. Arvid E. Gillstrom

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Billy West

    Billy West

    The Villain

  2. Oliver Hardy

    Oliver Hardy

    Nell

  3. Florence McLaughlin

    Florence

  4. Bud Ross

    Nell's Sweetheart

  5. Ethelyn Gibson

    Unknown role

  6. Leo White

    Leo White

    Unknown role

  7. Joe Cohen

    Unknown role

Full Cast & Crew

The Villain
The Villain

Status Released

Original Language English

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