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Charlie Chaplin in EASY STREET (1917) - An old-fashioned comedy classic.

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Chaplin’s detractors complain that much of his work is old-fashioned and melodramatic. I don’t find anything wrong with that, when it’s done well. 304 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in A DAY'S PLEASURE (1919) - A pretty long journey

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Unlike Charlie Chaplin’s short Sunnyside, at least with A Day’s Pleasure, you can see what Chaplin was aiming at comedy-wise. 358 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THE RINK (1916) - He's a good skate

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While The Rink is a truly marvelous comedy, I’m not sure that laughter is even the proper response for it. 231 more words

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