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Sunnyside (1919)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  15 June 1919 (USA)
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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 »

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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 neighbor's daughter Edna but is disliked by her father. He rides a cow into a stream and is kicked off. Unconscious, he dreams of a nymph dance. Back in reality a city slicker is hurt in a car crash and is being cared for by Edna. When Charlie is rejected after attempting to imitate the slicker, the result is ambiguous--either tragic or a happy ending. Critics have long argued as to whether the final scene is real or a dream. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charlie Chaplin In His Third Million Dollar Comedy

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15 June 1919 (USA)  »

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På solsidan  »

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Chaplin described the making of this film as 'like pulling teeth' in his autobiography due to the mental block he suffered as a result of his unhappy marriage to 'Mildred Harris'. See more »

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Charles Chaplin as Composer
13 November 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the year that Bebe Daniels made her transition from short films with Harold Lloyd to feature films with Cecil B. DeMille, Charles Chaplin began composing his own score for his short films. Supposedly, the earliest of his scores was for 'Sunnyside' in 1919.


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