About 3 months after Charlie Chaplin
died, grave robbers dug up his body
and held it for ransom. When the
thieves contacted his family demanding
$600,000, police tapped the phone and
caught them in no time because they
kept calling from a nearby phone booth.
Chaplin’s body was safely returned,
reburied, and covered in a giant slab
of concrete. Source
Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (FR 1902, Ferdinand Zecca); Visions d’art 3. La Fée aux étoiles (FR 1902, Pathé Frères);
La Vie et la passion de Jésus Christ (FR 1903, Ferdinand Zecca); Le danse du diable | Weird Fancies (FR 1904, Gaston Velle);
Le Papillon fantastique (FR 1909, George Méliès); La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or (FR 1905, Gaston Velle).