On October 20th, 1918, 'Shoulder Arms' was released. It was Chaplin's second film for First National Films. Chaplin almost didn't release it, thinking it was not good enough, but his good friend, Douglas Fairbanks, laughed so hard after seeing a preview, Chaplin was inspired to release it. It became a very successful film and favorite with GI's.
Edna plays a french girl who is caught up in the fighting in France during WWI. Edna's Purviance Family roots happen to be french. It is my Charlie and Edna's film for the week!