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Charlie and friends illustrate various bonds in life and the most important, Liberty Bonds for the war...

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Half-reel made for the Liberty Loan Committee and distributed free throughout the country. The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which will knock out the Kaiser. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 October 1969 (Denmark)  »

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A fund-raising short for the United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive in World War I. See more »

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From the Works of a Comic Genius
9 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Bond(1918) is an extremely funny short film that was done to support the war effort. The film is made up of a few skits about the many kinds of bonds. The most important bond that the title refers to are the Liberty Bonds. Charles Chaplin shows in The Bond(1918) why he was one of the biggest stars in the early part of the Twentifth Century. The Bond(1918) is to World War 1 what The Great Dictator(1941) was to World War 2.


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