While I'm working through the films of 1916 in preparation for my next Silent Oscars essay, here's one of the short comedies Charlie Chaplin made that year while working at Mutual. In Behind The Screen, Chaplin plays a stagehand at a film studio, a story inspired by his experiences working for Mack Sennett.
This particular print is rather beat up, but it's available free through the courtesy of the Internet Movie Database.
You want a controversial film?
48 minutes ago