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The Bond (1918)

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Charlie and friends illustrate various bonds in life and the most important, Liberty Bonds for the war...



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Complete credited cast:
Charlie's Wife / Liberty


Half-reel made for the Liberty Loan Committee and distributed free throughout the country. The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which will knock out the Kaiser. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Short | Comedy





Release Date:

20 October 1969 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chaplin in a Liberty Loan Appeal  »

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1.33 : 1
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A fund-raising short for the United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive in World War I. See more »


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A little known gem
17 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A fantastic reason why not to believe Cinema Expressionism was confined solely to Germany! Compare this work to Caligari, and see for yourself. The settings and makeup not only use the black and white scheme to its fullest, but the far out set designs make this a wonderfully abstract short. This little film explodes the myth that Chaplin was not a "filmic" director, as the whole thing depends entirely on artifice. A great way to explore Chaplin as an artist, not just as a movie maker or comic. The Bond may have been made to avert the scandal caused by Chaplin's failure to enlist in the army (his first real hint of bad press, nastily foreshadowing his later troubles), but it is a sign of Chaplin's abilities that he managed to make this short so much more than propaganda. Further, his brother Sidney makes a startling Kaisar!

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