Originally located in Chicago, Essanay Studios (named for founders Spoor and Anderson) was one of the top producers of silent shorts in the 1910s. This collection includes western star "Bronco Billy" Anderson in "Bronco Billy and the Schoolmistress" (1912) and "Bronco Billy's Sentence" (1915); the rural comedy "Teaching Hickville to Sing" (1913); "Mabel's Busy Day" (1914) with Mabel Normand; Wallace Beery in drag as a Swedish maid in "Sweedie Learns to Swim" (1914); and Charlie Chaplin in "His Regeneration" (1915). Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score. Plays All Regions.