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Director:
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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A Great Opportunity to See Three Classic Comedies 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)

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 | 210 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Great Opportunity to See Three Classic Comedies, 21 September 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

The "Chaplin Revue" is a re-edited version of three of Chaplin's classic silent comedies, spliced around some brief but interesting comments by Chaplin himself. It is a great opportunity to see three of his classic short features that are otherwise hard to find. They have a slightly different feel from the original versions, in that the pace is a bit slower, and there is new music. But it's still the same Charlie Chaplin slapstick plus worthwhile observations on humanity.

"Shoulder Arms" is the best of the three, ranking among the finest of all of Chaplin's pictures, and is a nearly flawless feature. The other two are very good as well. "A Dog's Life" features a very nice balance between slapstick humor and sympathetic characters, and "The Pilgrim" features some of Chaplin's favorite themes of identity mix-ups and interplay between different social classes.

The "Revue" is well worth seeing, either for Chaplin fans or for anyone looking for an introduction to some of his shorter, less famous works.

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