|“An absent-minded husband”|
|In his autobiography, Chaplin mentions having a “slight accident” with the blowtorch in this scene.
“The heat of it went through my asbestos pants, so we added another layer of asbestos.”
|Edna with Lillan (left) & Lillita McMurray (later Lita Grey),
Chaplin’s future wife and mother-in-law.
|Chaplin (and I believe he is wearing the costume here)
struggling with the helmet of his knight suit.
|However the identity of the person wearing the armor in this scene remains a mystery–
or is it Armand Triller as suggested by Paul Duncan in the new book
The Chaplin Archives (see comments below).