A re-release of the film inspired this enthusiastic review in the August 16, 1920 New York Times. Note that this was written during a period in which Chaplin's film output was practically nonexistent.
The Adventurer film also stars Henry Bergman and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who died on December 20, 1917 in a drunk driving accident.
Charlie once said: "All my pictures are built around the idea of getting me into trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman."
The Adventurer is an American short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, and is the last of the twelve films made under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation.