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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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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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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great films but not ideally represented, 29 April 2006
Author: FinnurE from Iceland

The three shorts included on this compilation issued in 1959 are timeless Chaplin classics, nothing wrong with them and nothing to criticize either. Chaplin's score for these films and the framework added as bridging sections between the shorts are also well done. The problem with this compilation is a minor one, yet annoying. The shorts have been stretch-printed to fit the 24 frame p.s. speed of contemporary films whereas the shorts themselves where shot at 20 frames p.s. This results is jerky motion that doesn't look very attractive, and yet this was an excusable solution given the limitations of optical printing technology at the time, it's just not excusable that the current DVD version is unrestored, the films look dirty as they did in 1959 and are still stretch printed. There are separate restored versions of these classics available, even on DVD, and it would not be a problem to restore the image, but alas this has not been done.

A minor quibble has taken up a lot of space in my article, but I say again a minor quibble, it should not detract all that much from the experience although it detracted one point from my rating. The shorts are still worth '10'.

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