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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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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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 October 1969 (Denmark)  »

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Charlie Chaplin in a Liberty Loan Appeal  »

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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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Charlie hangs his cane on the crescent moon in long shot, but in the close-ups, the cane is not present. See more »

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Featured in The Funniest Man in the World (1967) See more »

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The Bond was a pretty entertaining PSA from Charlie Chaplin
22 June 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This obvious PSA for Liberty Bonds was the last film presented on disc one of the "American Slapstick" DVD collection. Written, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin, we go through the bonds of friendship, love, marriage, and the Liberty kind. The funniest segment was the "Love" part with The Tramp going through a courtship with his longtime leading lady Edna Purviance. Lots of stuff involving a fake moon, his cane, Cupid, and some wrapping paper contributes to the entertainment factor in that one. In the Liberty segment, Chaplin's brother Syd portrays the Kaiser who gets bopped by Charlie. Worth a look for anyone interested in all kinds of film miscellany.


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