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Charlie Chaplin in IN THE PARK (1915) - Park and recreation

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Chaplin once famously said, “All I need to make a comedy are a park bench, a cop, and a pretty girl.” Perversely, in In the Park, to that formula Chaplin adds the pretty girl’s boyfriend (Bud Jamison, beau to Edna Purviance), a pickpocket (Billy Armstrong), and a passionate couple (Leo White and Leona Anderson). 161 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THE CHAMPION (1915) - Lord of the comedy ring

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Charlie is walking his bulldog after their meager lunch, when he sees a sign asking for sparring partners for a local boxer. 278 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in A NIGHT OUT (1915) - Wait for it...

Appearances aren’t what they seem to be. If you’ve never seen A Night Out, the publicity photos and such would suggest that it’s a silly movie about two roundabouts (Chaplin and Ben Turpin) having a very drunken night out on the town. 312 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THE KID (1921) - A very special Tramp episode

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Nowadays, it’s nothing for a laugh-along sitcom to trumpet a “Very Special Episode” in which things are suddenly going to get semi-serious for a half-hour. 774 more words

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