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Writer:
Charles Chaplin (writer)
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Release Date:
1 September 1959 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film... See more » | Add synopsis »
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wonderful overview of the types of shorts made by Chaplin See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Charles Chaplin ... Narrator / Various (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Austin ... Various (archive footage)
Henry Bergman ... Various (archive footage)

Syd Chaplin ... Various (archive footage)

Edna Purviance ... Various (archive footage)
Mack Swain ... Various (archive footage)
Loyal Underwood ... Various (archive footage)
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Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Chaplin  writer

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Davies 
Derek Parsons 
 
Sound Department
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
J.J.Y. Scarlett .... sound recordist
Eric Stockl .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Eric James .... music arranger
Eric Rogers .... conductor
Eric Spear .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Jerome Epstein .... assistant: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
UK:128 min | USA:119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (RCA Sound System)

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To achieve the feel of a modern print, Charles Chaplin stretch-printed the footage, which slowed it down to sound speed so music could be added properly.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:There were no atomic bombs or guided missiles. Then it was only cannon, bayonets and poisoned gas. Ha ha. Those were the good old days.See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Bound for TexasSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
wonderful overview of the types of shorts made by Chaplin, 5 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Most of Chaplin's most famous films are his full-length features. And, I assume most people have at most seen only a few clips of him from his pre-feature days when he starred in dozens and dozens of comedy shorts. This is really a shame, as some wonderful shorts are pretty much waiting to be discovered by the world in the 21st century.

If someone watches this film they have an excellent chance to see some of Chaplin's better shorts because Chaplin himself chose these three shorts and strung them together with a bit of narration to make this 1959 feature film. This is great for several reasons. First, in Chaplin's earliest films from 1914-1915, his character of the Little Tramp is still in its earliest incarnations or is absent altogether. Plus, even when he is there, he was often mean-spirited and self-centered--something very alien from the Little Tramp we have grown to love. Second, because the shorts that were chosen were in great condition, if you watch this film you won't need to worry about watching scratchy film with gaps and lousy musical accompaniment that doesn't fit the action (a common problem).

So, for a great look at Chaplin's shorts at their finest, give this film a chance. It's sure to provide you some excellent laughs.

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