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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

(WARNINGMajor spoilers abound!)

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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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