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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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three classic comedies nearly ruined in retrospect 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
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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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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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three classic comedies nearly ruined in retrospect, 9 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Three of Charlie Chaplin's classic short features – 'A Dog's Life', 'Shoulder Arms', and 'The Pilgrim' – are packaged here into an essential collection, but with a serious flaw: when he compiled the review in 1958 Chaplin hung a cloud around the silver lining of his own timeless pantomime technique by carelessly 'updating' each selection for contemporary audiences with crude step-printing and indiscriminate music scoring. The tampering severely crippled his comic rhythm, but with a little mental arithmetic it's still possible to laugh loud and long. The weakest of the three films is the enormously popular World War One spoof 'Shoulder Arms', which enlisted the Little Tramp as a cheerleader for the war effort, but the other two are minor masterpieces of comic invention, highlighted by more than one classic, much imitated routine. The pathos that would later enrich Chaplin's later features is all but absent, leaving only pure, unadulterated comedy.

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