His Favorite Pastime

His Favorite Pastime, starring Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle - March 16, 1914 His Favorite Pastime is one of  Charlie Chaplin's earlier appearances at the Little Tramp.  Although he looks like the Little Tramp, he hasn't quite cemented the character of Charlie the Tramp at this point. … Continue reading

City Lights

City Lights (1931) written by, produced by and starring Charlie Chaplin Synopsis of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights  In City Lights, Charlie Chaplin plays the part of Charlie the little tramp, a homeless vagabond, who encounters a flower girl, only to discover that she's blind. After Charlie … Continue reading

Shoulder Arms

Shoulder Arms (1918) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin  Shoulder Arms is a silent film made by Charlie Chaplin, released at the end of World War I.   It details the adventures of Chaplin's world-famous Little Tramp character, Charlie, as he is drafted. … Continue reading

The Rounders

The Rounders (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle A silent film during Charlie Chaplin's time with the Keystone studio, where Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle are inebriated husbands, who after being beaten up by their wives, sneak out for ... more drinks! … Continue reading


Sunnyside (1919) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance Sunnyside is an unusual  Charlie Chaplin short film in several respects.   First, although the main character is clearly Charlie the Little Tramp, he's not really a tramp in this movie.  He's gainfully employed by Henry Bergman as a … Continue reading