THE CIRCUS

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Character Balancing Act. The Little Tramp joins THE CIRCUS. A whirlwind story that finds Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) visiting a circus and, via a chase involving a pickpocket, being hired as a clown, finding love, learning to walk tightrope, losing love, and eventually leaving the circus in a bittersweet finale. Written, directed and produced by Charlie Chaplin, THE CIRCUS is … Read More

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A DOG’S LIFE

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Lady and the Tramp. Kids and animals. Now Chaplin has worked with both. In A DOG’S LIFE, writer-director Charlie Chaplin makes a tenuous link between a female mutt fending for herself on the streets and his Little Tramp character fending for himself on the streets. As the little dog lazes in a hideaway and tries to score sustenance, so too … Read More

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MODERN TIMES

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The Future Back Then. Little Tramp meets Little Trampette, and all Industrial Revolution breaks loose! It’s MODERN TIMES in 1936! The machines are taking over; industrialization is cutting jobs, and those jobs that remain are repetitive, drudgerous tasks that drive men batty. Such is the case with the Little Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), whom we meet working a “modern” assembly line. … Read More

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