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Release Date:
14 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 4)

James Mason ... Narrator / ... (3 episodes, 1983)

Series Directed by
Kevin Brownlow (1 episode, 1983)
David Gill (1 episode, 1983)
Series Writing credits
Kevin Brownlow (3 episodes, 1983)
David Gill (3 episodes, 1983)

Series Produced by
Kevin Brownlow .... producer (3 episodes, 1983)
David Gill .... producer (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (2 episodes, 1983)

José Padilla (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Trevor Waite (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Art Department
Barry O'Riordan .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Sound Department
Freddie Slade .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Goodwin .... animation camera / animation camera operator (3 episodes, 1983)
Series Editorial Department
Thomas Kavanagh .... editor: video / video tape editor (2 episodes, 1983)

Terry Badham .... editor: video (unknown episodes)
Grant Goodwin .... editor: video (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Dick Bradford .... music recordist (3 episodes, 1983)
Carl Davis .... music arranger / composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1983)
Charles Chaplin .... composer: title theme from 'The Kid' / title theme music: "The Kid" (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Other crew
Shirley McAuley .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1983)
Janice Brackenridge .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1983)
Jacqueline French .... research (2 episodes, 1983)
Kate Knowles .... research (2 episodes, 1983)
Ian Lewis .... film research (2 episodes, 1983)
Raymond Rohauer .... program consultant (2 episodes, 1983)
Series Thanks
Oona Chaplin .... acknowledgment: Thames Television wishes to express its warmest appreciation for her co-operation and all her assistance / warmest appreciation to (3 episodes, 1983)
Karl H. Klein .... thanks / warmest appreciation to (2 episodes, 1983)

Steve Totheroh .... appreciation: stills (unknown episodes)
Marc Wanamaker .... appreciation: stills (unknown episodes)

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USA:156 min | 60 min (3 parts) (including commercials)
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Referenced in Chaplin Today: The Circus (2003) (TV)See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
More than a documentary, 30 September 2002
Author: billabong_usa from Denver, Colorado

its almost ironic to call charlie chaplin unknown, but you truely learn how much you don't know about him with this series. It is getting you inside the mind of genius. The rare footage and personal interviews show you how secretive and personal chaplin was in life. If you are a silent film lover, this is a program you won't want to miss!

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