Twenty Minutes of Love

Twenty Minutes of Love is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios. The film is widely reported as Charlie Chaplin's directorial debut; some sources name Joseph Maddern as the director, but generally credit Chaplin as the creative force.[1][2][3]

Twenty Minutes of Love
Directed byJoseph Maddern
Charlie Chaplin
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringCharlie Chaplin
Minta Durfee
Edgar Kennedy
Gordon Griffith
Chester Conklin
Josef Swickard
Hank Mann
CinematographyFrank D. Williams
Distributed byKeystone Studios
Release date
  • April 20, 1914 (1914-04-20)
Running time
10 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English (Original titles)



The reviewer for Bioscope wrote, "Here Chaplin plays the role of the undesired but persistent suitor. The comic element is given special prominence and is quite safe in the hands of this well known comedian."

A reviewer from Kinematograph Weekly wrote, "Plenty of the comic element is introduced and the person who does not laugh at the peculiar antics of Chas. Chaplin--well, must be hard to please."



See also



  1. ^ Neibaur, James L. (2012). Early Charlie Chaplin: The Artist as Apprentice at Keystone Studios. Scarecrow Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0-8108-8242-3.
  2. ^ Okuda, Ted (2005). Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay: Dawn of the Tramp. iUniverse. pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-0-595-36598-2.
  3. ^ Walker, Brent E. (2013). Mack Sennett's Fun Factory: A History and Filmography of His Studio and His Keystone and Mack Sennett Comedies. McFarland. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-7864-7711-1.
  4. ^ "11. Twenty Minutes of Love (1914)". British Film Institute. September 20, 2006. Charlie Chaplin. Archived from the original on June 29, 2006. Retrieved 2015-03-17.