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Modern Times
- Charlie Chaplin

Overview - Charlie Chaplin bid farewell to silent comedy with this funny and poignant masterpiece. Here Chaplin stars as a factory worker fed-up with the job and his tyrannical boss (who keeps an eye on all his employees via a big-brother TV monitor). When he meets and falls in love with an orphaned street waif, the two dream of a nice suburban existence...but the cops are never far behind, chasing the vagabond couple.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Charlie Chaplin bid farewell to silent comedy with this funny and poignant masterpiece. Here Chaplin stars as a factory worker fed-up with the job and his tyrannical boss (who keeps an eye on all his employees via a big-brother TV monitor). When he meets and falls in love with an orphaned street waif, the two dream of a nice suburban existence...but the cops are never far behind, chasing the vagabond couple.

Cast List

Charlie Chaplin - Silent comedy pioneer, MODERN TIMES (1936)
Charles Spencer Chaplin - Silent comedy pioneer, MODERN TIMES (1936)
Paulette Goddard - American actress, SO PROUDLY WE HAIL!
Marion Levy - American actress, SO PROUDLY WE HAIL!
Chester Conklin - American Comic Actor
Henry Bergman - Silent Film Actor
Hank Mann - American Supporting Actor
Stanley Blystone
Charles D. Hall - Production Designer
Ira Morgan - Director of Photography
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Tiny Sandford - American Character Actor
Allan Garcia
J. Russell Spencer - Art Director
Rollie Totheroh - American Director of Photography/Chaplin
Roland H. Totheroh - American Director of Photography/Chaplin

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 87
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515064811
  • Genre: Silent Films
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2010

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Synopsis:
Charlie Chaplin bid farewell to silent comedy with this funny and poignant masterpiece. He stars as a factory worker fed-up with the job and his tyrannical boss (who keeps an eye on all his employees via a big-brother TV monitor). When he meets and falls in love with an orphaned street waif, the two dream of a nice suburban existence... but the cops are never far behind, chasing the vagabond couple...

Notes:
MODERN TIMES was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989. Costar Henry Bergman also served as assistant director of this film. This was Chaplin's final "silent film" (although he does sing a song consisting of some "nonsense syllables"); it was made when virtually all others had abandoned the form for sound. Because Chaplin had total financial control of his films, as well as a totally devoted audience, he could do exactly as he liked -- even if it wasn't in fashion.

Reviews:
"...[A] delight with its abundance of famously hilarious set pieces..." - 07/18/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.61


"[Chaplin added] a layer of tart political commentary to sequence after sequence of inspired physical comedy." -- Grade: A - 12/22/2010 A.V. Club

 
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