Long lost Chaplin film to debut at Va. festival

This undated black-and-white video image provided by Paul Gierucki, shows a scene from the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film "A Thief Catcher," once thought lost but that will be shown publicly Saturday at an Arlington, Va., silent comedy film festival. Chaplin makes a funny cameo as a Keystone cop. Film historian and collector Paul Gierucki found the film at a Michigan antique sale late last year. (AP Photo) (AP)

July 15, 2010 8:22:35 AM PDT
A short silent comedy that was lost for decades holds a big surprise for film buffs and historians when a familiar face emerges on screen wearing a police uniform and that unforgettable mustache.