Rollie Totheroh


Director Of Photography

Biography

Life Events

1910

Joined Essanay Studios in Chicago as a cameraman

1915

First film for Chaplin, "The Tramp"

1952

Came out of retirement to shoot "Limelight" for Chaplin

Videos

Movie Clip

Circus, The (1928) - Swing Little Girl Opening sequence, from the 1969 re-release, featuring the star and director atypically billed as "Charlie," plus the song he wrote and recorded for this version, from "Charles" Chaplin's The Circus, 1928.
City Lights (1931) - Boxing Match Famous scene in which the tramp (writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin) becomes a prize fighter, hoping to raise money for an operation for "A Blind Girl" (Virgina Cherrill), briefly mistaking his corner-man for her, in City Lights, 1931.
City Lights (1931) - Wait For Your Change! The tramp (writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin) meets the flower seller, "A Blind Girl," (Virginia Cherrill), who will become his raison d'etre, early in City Lights, 1931.
City Lights (1931) - Let's Buy Some Flowers After a night of carousing with "An Eccentric Millionaire" (Harry Myers), the tramp (writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin) is overjoyed to once again meet "A Blind Girl" (Virginia Cherrill), in City Lights, 1931.
City Lights (1931) - My Friend For Life! The tramp (writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin) meets and quite by accident saves "An Eccentric Millionaire" (Harry Myers), forming a bond in City Lights, 1931.
City Lights (1931) - We Donate This Monument... Famous opening scene, the tramp (writer, producer, director and star Charles Chaplin) is discovered at the unveiling of a statue, in City Lights, 1931.
Gold Rush, The (1925) - Three Days From Anywhere Not a bad illustration of scale, writer, director and star Charles Chaplin with cameraman Roland Totheroh shooting partly on location near Truckee, Nevada, also introducing Big Jim (Mack Swain), opening The Gold Rush, 1925.
Gold Rush, The (1925) - Thanksgiving Dinner Their nefarious third partner gone looking for food, writer, director, star and Englishman Charles Chaplin prepares a famous Thanksgiving dinner for himself and Big Jim (Mack Swain), in the Alaskan wilderness, in The Gold Rush, 1925.
Modern Times (1936) - Time Marches On Most of the climax of the writer, director, producer and star's opening segment, the factory worker famously caught up in the works, early in Charles Chaplin's Modern Times, 1936.
Modern Times (1936) - Child Of The Waterfront The factory worker played by the writer, director, producer and star, out of the hospital but into new trouble as an accidental activist, then the introduction of his love interest, Paulette Godard as "the gamin," in Charles Chaplin's Modern Times, 1936.
Modern Times (1936) - Even If We Have To Work For It Having together caused the paddy wagon in which they were captured to crash, bonding and fantasy between Paulette Goddard as "the gamin" and "the factory worker," played by writer, producer and director Charles Chaplin, in Modern Times, 1936.
Woman Of Paris, A (1923) - Where Fortune Is Fickle Writer, producer and director Charles Chaplin leaps forward a year, his heroine (Edna Purviance as "Marie") having left her French country town believing she had been forsaken, now in the company of playboy Revel (Adolphe Menjou), having some fun with the food, in what Chaplin offered as his first dramatic film, A Woman Of Paris, 1923.

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