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


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Charles Chaplin (writer)
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20 October 1969 (Denmark) See more »
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Edna Purviance ... Charlie's Wife / Liberty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Austin ... Friend (uncredited)
Henry Bergman ... John Bull (British version) (uncredited)

Charles Chaplin ... Charlie (uncredited)

Syd Chaplin ... The Kaiser (uncredited)

Joan Marsh ... Cupid (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Industry (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
Writing credits
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Charles Chaplin  writer

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh  (as R.H. Totheroh)
Jack Wilson 
Production Design by
Charles D. Hall 
Other crew
Nellie Bly Baker .... secretary: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)

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10 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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A fund-raising short for the United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive in World War I.See more »
Continuity: 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 tough to rate curio, 3 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Technically, this is an exceptionally well-made Chaplin film--with great special effects and makeup. However, it really isn't a Chaplin short but a short advertisement for the theaters in order to sell Liberty Bonds for WWI. As an advertising and propaganda piece, it achieves it goals very well and was fun to watch but how can you really rate something like this on IMDb? You can't really stack this up against any of Chaplin's other shorts and it must be seen as a unique curio.

FYI--this is an included DVD extra from Warner Brother's Chaplin Collection. This is an exceptional set covering nearly all his full-length films and his later (and in my opinion, better-made) shorts. A great set for fans of silent comedy or an exceptional way to learn more about this comic genius.

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