Chaplin's Essanay Comedies Vol. 3: Police (silent) brings Charlie Chaplin's profoundly funny signature comedy style to modern audiences, whether they be old fans or new. Often called "cinema's greatest comedian," Chaplin's great influence on modern comedy cannot be overstated. His signature physical comedy style has affected comedians like Billy West and Eddie Izzard, and profoundly changed the nature of modern physical comedy. "Police" shows Chaplin as a newly released prisoner who finds himself in trouble yet again, and he must rely on his wit and charm once again to hopefully get himself out. The film also features Edna Purviance as the daughter of the house, Wesley Ruggles as the jail-bird and thief, and John Rand as a police officer who responds to Edna's police call. Filmed in Los Angeles and originally released in 1916 by the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, this classic silent black and white short film remains a timeless comedy.