Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). He loves the ... See full summary »
Olive Ann Alcorn
Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small... See full summary »
Poor Charlie lives in a vacant lot. He tries to get a job but when he gets to the head of the employment line the jobs are gone. Back "home" he rescues Scraps, a bitch being attacked by other strays. Together they manage to steal some sausages from a lunch wagon. They enter a dance hall where Edna is a singer and unwilling companion to the clientele. He is thrown out when he can't pay. Back "home" Scraps digs up a money-filled wallet buried by crooks. They return to the dance hall to find Edna fired. The wallet goes back and forth between Charlie and the crooks. Charlie, Edna and Scraps end up very happily. Written by
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The dog in this film, Scraps (real name Mut), became so attached to Charles Chaplin during filming that when Chaplin went on a Liberty Bond tour immediately after production, the dog died three weeks later of a supposed broken heart. See more »
During the fight at the lunch cart, one of the props holding up the awning gets knocked away. In subsequent shots, the prop is back in place. See more »
A great visual/physical comedy movie, produced, directed by, written by and starring the greatest comedic actor of all time, Charlie Chaplin. He pretty much invented physical comedy for the silver screen, and also perfected it.
It is amazing to see the creativity displayed by Chaplin in some of his sight gags. Not only to think of the scene, but also to make it and act it out. Simply astonishing some of the stuff he came up with. Plus, it all fits in with the plot of the movie. It's not just a random scene slotted in gratuitously.
So many brilliant, laugh-out-loud moments. Also amazing to see what you can achieve cinematically when you don't have the "luxury" of sound.
Chaplin's performance as the Tramp is superb, of course. However, he is given a run for his money by a dog...
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