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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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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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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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A Public Service Announcement
10 October 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

One of Charlie Chaplin's earlier film shorts, it is funny, but more of a public service announcement than a comedy short. Although it is funny from time to time, the main point of this short is not to make the audience laugh but to get the audience to leave the cinema and to purchase war bonds! During the first World War, Chaplin was one of a handful of celebrities that backed the war effort to sell liberty bonds for American soldiers. Since Chaplin was not going to put on a soldier's uniform and fire a gun for the war, he would raise thousands upon thousands of dollars for the war effort. This is evidence that Chaplin was pro-America. Even though he did not want to be drafted and fight on the western front, he did do his part and raise a lot of money for the country he loved.


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