Due to a revolution in his country, King Shahdov comes to New York - almost broke. To get some money he goes to TV, making commercials and meets the child from communist parents. Due to this he is suddenly a suspected as a communist himself and has to face one of McCarthy's hearings.Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Before coming up with the idea for this film, Charles Chaplin had thought of two ideas that he eventually decided against. One was the idea of reviving The Little Tramp (because he realized that the appeal to the tramp was his flexibility), and the other was reviving Verdoux from Monsieur Verdoux (1947) (his wife and assistant strongly argued against it.) See more »
When Rupert plays solitaire in Shahdov's room, the position of his hands changes between shots. See more »
[after being told that the political turmoil in America is just a "passing phase."]
Quite so. In the meantime, I'll sit it out in Europe.
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Original British prints run about five minutes longer than the version that was released in America in 1976. It is this American version that is available on video, but the British cut is available on disc. See more »