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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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Chaplin vesnickým hrdinou  »

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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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just an okay short from Chaplin
3 May 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this is certainly not a bad film and is entertaining to watch, compared to other Chaplin shorts, it's a bit of a let-down. Part of this is because there aren't as many laughs as usual and part of it was that the characters just didn't seem that engaging--something a little unusual for a Chaplin short made this late in his career. Plus, for me, it was a little hard to accept the Little Tramp as a farm hand--he just seemed really out of place and a bit lost. Later, when the rich guy appears and Charlie thinks he's going to lose his girl to this dandy, the movie seems a little more familiar, but still it failed to grab hold of my attention. Not a bad film, but Chaplin certain did better.


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