Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small... See full summary »
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
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When Shahdov and the lawyer get into the taxi to get to the hearing, the fire hose is shown trailing behind the car. When the taxi arrives at the destination, the fire hose is entirely within the car. See more »
[Rupert is haranguing the King]
Monopoly is the menace of free enterprise. As I look back, sixty years ago...
Where were you sixty years ago?
He was a glint in his great-grandfather's eye!
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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 »
A KING IN NEW YORK is an overlooked comedy gem. It isn't on the same level as THE GOLD RUSH or CITY LIGHTS, but it has many comic highlights (including the King trying to order a meal at a cafe, but unheard by the waiter due to a loud rock n' roll band.) Other highlights include the trip to the movie theatre, and the TV ad for the Wine. It has some touching moments too, such as the King helping a young boy whose parents are being questioned as Communists. This is a Chaplin masterpiece, despite its few flaws.
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