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 »
In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic, close to being assigned Saudi Arabian ambassador, and divorcing his wife Martha. He and his friend Harvey are invited by their old friend Clark to go to a nightclub with three aristocratic Russians on their last night. Ogden drinks too much and spends the night with Countess Natascha. The next morning, while sailing back home, Ogden finds Natascha hidden in his cabin wearing a ball gown and with no documents. The stowaway explains that she wants to go to the United States and Ogden is worried about his career. But Harvey convinces him to help Natascha. Ogden falls in love with Natascha, and he and Harvey plot a fake marriage between Natascha and his valet Hudson. Things get complicated when Immigration requests Natascha's documents and Martha arrives on board.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Natasha's hair while standing on the railing ready to take a plunge off the boat that docked at the Hawai harbor changes from being blown by the wind to a neat hairdo with every lock in place. See more »
You insult my intelligence by introducing that woman as Mrs Harvey Crothers... and then again as Mrs Hudson when she's sleeping here in your cabin. As Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, it is not exactly comme il faut... to include in your entourage, the mistress of a gangster. A prostitute.
I wonder what your fate would have been in similar circumstances.
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What seemed to be "out of decade movie" by some critics--it was obvious they had missed the point! It was meant to that! Mr. Chaplin was making a "tongue in cheek" movie as a "throw-back" to the days when such movies were made. As for Brando, he was the somewhat "strait-man" in playing the part of a very important man caught up in a situation that was confusing, funny, and serious all at the same time. He was thinking, "What kind of impact is this situation going to have on my career?! I laughed all the way through the movie. My wife really "got-in-to-it" when Sofia's husband was trying to get comfortable in the bed next to her. Obviously, he was not accustomed to being with women!
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