Mutual Film

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Mutual Film Corporation was an early American film conglomerate best remembered today as the producers of some of Charlie Chaplin's greatest comedies.wikipedia
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Charlie Chaplin

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Mutual Film Corporation was an early American film conglomerate best remembered today as the producers of some of Charlie Chaplin's greatest comedies.
He directed his own films and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations.

Film Booking Offices of America

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Founded in 1912, it was absorbed by Film Booking Offices of America, which evolved into RKO Pictures.
Robertson-Cole bought the Hallmark Exchanges (formerly the Mutual Exchanges that became known as Exhibitors-Mutual Exchanges) from Frank G. Hall in 1920.

Thanhouser Company

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In early 1912 when, with the Shallenberger brothers (Wilbert E. and William Edgar), Crawford Livingston, and others as investors including Charles J. Hite, the President & CEO of Thanhouser Film Corporation, joined Freuler and Harry E. Aitken in the formation of Mutual Film.
It was sold to Mutual Film Corporation on April 15, 1912, for $250,000.

Keystone Studios

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As 1912 progressed, the company included auxiliary units such as Keystone Studios Comedies, the Majestic Studios (which would later become the Reliance-Majestic Studios through Harry Aitken's partnership with D. W. Griffith), and the New York Motion Picture Company.
The company, referred to at its office as The Keystone Film Co., filmed in and around Glendale and Silver Lake, Los Angeles for several years, and its films were distributed by the Mutual Film Corporation between 1912 and 1915.

Triangle Film Corporation

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In 1915, the workers of Keystone Studios, Kay Bee Studios (a subsidiary of the New York Motion Picture Company) and Reliance-Majestic Studio left Mutual, along with the Aitken brothers, to form the Triangle Film Corporation.
Harry was also D. W. Griffith's partner at Reliance-Majestic Studios; both parted with the Mutual Film Corporation in the wake of The Birth of a Nation unexpected success that year.

Reliance-Majestic Studios

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As 1912 progressed, the company included auxiliary units such as Keystone Studios Comedies, the Majestic Studios (which would later become the Reliance-Majestic Studios through Harry Aitken's partnership with D. W. Griffith), and the New York Motion Picture Company.
Within a few years, it became the home of D. W. Griffith and Mutual Film Corporation.

D. W. Griffith

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As 1912 progressed, the company included auxiliary units such as Keystone Studios Comedies, the Majestic Studios (which would later become the Reliance-Majestic Studios through Harry Aitken's partnership with D. W. Griffith), and the New York Motion Picture Company.
He took his company of actors with him and joined the Mutual Film Corporation.

Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio

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In 1915, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio that motion pictures were a form of business, not an art form, and therefore not covered by the First Amendment.
The plaintiff was Mutual Film Corporation, a movie distributor.

American Film Manufacturing Company

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In 1910, Freuler would also form a partnership with Chicago film distributor Samuel S. Hutchinson, founding a production entity known as the American Film Manufacturing Company.
In mid-1918, American Film Company lost its primary distributor when Mutual Film folded.

Western Film Exchange

Mutual originated with the partnership behind Western Film Exchange, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in July 1906 by Harry and Roy Aitken and John R. Freuler.
Both Western Film and its various affiliated studios were targeted by the MPPC to little avail: so successful were Freuler and Aitken's ventures that, in 1912, they partnered with the Shallenberger brothers (Wilbert E. and William Edgar), Crawford Livingston, and Charles J. Hite to found a new company, Mutual Film Corporation, which eventually came to replace the Western Film Exchange.

The Pawnshop

The Pawnshop was Charlie Chaplin's sixth film for Mutual Film Corporation.

The Life of General Villa

He eventually signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation where he received a $25,000 advance and was promised 50% of the profits from the film for agreeing to let the company shoot his battles in daylight, and for re-enacting them if more footage was needed.

Mary Moreland

Mary Moreland is a 1917 American silent drama film starring stage actress Marjorie Rambeau that was released through Mutual Film.

Bab the Fixer

Bab the Fixer is a 1917 American silent comedy-drama film produced by E. D. Horkheimer and distributed by Mutual Film.

The Serpent's Tooth (1917 film)

The Serpent's Tooth
The Serpent's Tooth is a 1917 American silent drama film starring Gail Kane from the stage and released through the Mutual Film company.

The Beautiful Adventure (1917 film)

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The film was directed by Dell Henderson and released through the Mutual Film company.

Please Help Emily

Charles Frohman's company, of whom Murdock was employed on the stage, produced the film and released it through Mutual Film.

Sweet and Low (1914 film)

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Sweet and Low is a 1914 American silent short drama film starring William Garwood, Harry von Meter, and Vivian Rich, directed by Sydney Ayres, and released by Mutual Film Corporation on October 28, 1914.

Souls in Pawn

Based on a story by Jules Furthman, it was released by Mutual Film.

The Greater Woman

Mutual Film released the film and Frank Powell directed.

The Wildcat (1917 film)

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The Wildcat is a lost 1917 silent film comedy-drama produced by Balboa Amusement Producing Company, distributed by the Mutual Film company and starring Jackie Saunders.

Pardners (1917 film)

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The film was produced by the Edison Company and released through Mutual Film.

The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914 film)

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