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City Lights

Released in 1931, City Lights is considered one of the definitive “Little Tramp” films out of Charlie Chaplin’s career. It’s also hugely popular with the AFI, making several of their lists, including both versions of their top 100, and the … Continue reading

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Brideless Groom / A Trip to the Moon / The Rounders

Got an assortment of short films to cover today. Rather than give each of them individual full-length reviews — I find it hard to justify giving a 20-minute film an entire day to itself — I thought I would cover … Continue reading

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The Rink

Maybe I’ve seen too many of Charlie Chaplin’s short films already, or maybe just too many of them in the relatively brief span of time I’ve been writing on this blog. On a technical level, they are all very well … Continue reading

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The Pawnshop

The Pawnshop is another of Charlie Chaplin’s short, silent films. Released in 1916, it also features frequent co-stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell, along with Henry Bergman and John Rand. As one might guess from the title, it takes place … Continue reading

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The Charlie Chaplin Festival

The Charlie Chaplin Festival was released in 1938, and as the name implies, it isn’t so much a film as it is a collection of four of Chaplin’s short films from 1917. The four short films included are The Immigrant, … Continue reading

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The Great Dictator

It’s been remarked on by more than a few people that there was a passing resemblance between Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler, particularly brought on by the mustaches. Among the people who remarked on it was Alexander Korda, a filmmaker … Continue reading

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Shoulder Arms

How long have filmmakers been blending the genres of war movies and comedies? Released in 1918, just shortly before the end of the first World War, Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms is possibly the first example; certainly it’s one of the … Continue reading

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The Kid (1921)

The Kid, released in 1921, was Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length film (albeit only lasting about an hour itself). As with his earlier short works, Chaplin wrote, directed, scored, and starred in the silent film. It is, of course, the first … Continue reading

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Pay Day (1922)

I’m certain that comedic short films are a difficult medium to create for, and they definitely present different challenges than a long-form movie. There isn’t much time to develop characters, construct an intricate plot, or to set up gags that … Continue reading

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A Countess From Hong Kong

Released in 1967, A Countess From Hong Kong was the final film directed by screen legend Charlie Chaplin, who also wrote the script. However, the famous actor took only a cameo role in the film, having written for characters who … Continue reading

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