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Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Editorial review of Chaplin's Essanay Comedies courtesy of Amazon.com
Editorial review of Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies courtesy of Amazon.com Blu-ray/DVD Box Set  In late 1914, Charlie Chaplin was paid the then-unprecedented salary of $1,250 per week (with a bonus of $10,000) in exchange for signing a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The resulting 14 films...
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Charlie Chaplin photo gallery

Animated gif of Charlie the Little Tramp reading in bed - a scene from The Kid
Charlie Chaplin photo gallery – Photo gallery of Charlie Chaplin, world famous as Charlie the Little Tramp Many of the images are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame
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His Favorite Pastime

His Favorite Pastime - Charlie Chaplin
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.
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The Charlie Chaplin Archives

The Charlie Chaplin Archives
Editorial review of The Charlie Chaplin Archives courtesy of Amazon.com  Within a year of arriving in Hollywood in 1914, British-born Charlie Chaplin had become the slapstick king of America. By the end of his second year on the silver screen, Chaplin’s fame had spread worldwide. He was the first international...
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The Great Dictator

Charlie Chaplin as The Great Dictator, angrily giving a speech
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert   The Great Dictator is possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films.  It was a timely satire on Nazism and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays a...
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The Circus (1928) starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy

The Circus, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman
The Circus, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman Synopsis of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus:  The Circus is one of the Little Tramp’s most poignant roles, as well as one of Charlie Chaplin’s funniest silent movies — for...
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City Lights

City Lights - The Chaplin Collection, starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherill, DVD cover
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 rescues an...
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