Posts tagged with "charlie chaplin"

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Circus (1928)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 24, 2014 0 Comment 7045 views

The Circus might not by Charlie Chaplin’s most emotionally potent film, but it sure is funny.

Watch It: The Tramp (1915)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 11, 2013 0 Comment 6027 views

The Tramp, released on April 11, 1915, turns 98 today. This is it – the movie that launched Charlie Chaplin’s character The Tramp into movie history. It’s not his first film – it’s his 6th in the Essanay series. It’s not even the first appearance of The Tramp – but it is the first time […]

Watch It: Tango Tangles (1914)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 9, 2013 1 Comment 4971 views

Released on March 9, 1914, the Keystone comedy Tango Tangles features Charlie Chaplin, sans mustache, and Fatty Arbuckle. Charlie and Fatty have an eye on the same gal in a dance hall. Hilarity ensues. Here’s a not-so-great copy of Tango Tangles that you can watch right now! [youtube][/youtube]

Watch It: Kansas Silent Film Festival Saturday Programme

Posted by Brandy Dean February 23, 2013 0 Comment 3931 views

If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’re crying into your beer right now because you’re not at the Kansas Silent Film Festival. Unless of course you’re at the fest and reading this on your phone right now – in that case, boooooo! But do not fret my pets! I’ve scoured the interwebs and […]

10 Things About City Lights (1931)

Posted by Brandy Dean January 30, 2013 5 Comments 14884 views

Released on January 30, 1931, Charlie Chaplin’s silent City Lights turns 82 today. While that’s pretty old, it’s actually pretty young for a silent movie. Chaplin, worried about how his Little Tramp would translate in the world of talkies, Chaplin remained a lone holdout long after Hollywood had gone talkie crazy. Though it was well […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean November 23, 2012 0 Comment 3426 views

Now that the American’s have gorged themselves on turkey and are out in shops right now fighting over discounted televisions, it’s official – the holidays are upon us, people! Whether that statement fills you with dread or joy, it is time to start making your holiday wish list of movie goodies and leave it casually […]

Watch: Shoulder Arms (1918)

Posted by Brandy Dean October 20, 2012 0 Comment 2379 views

Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms was released on October 20, 1917. Charlie is an infantryman with big dreams of being a hero behind enemy lines. This is wackiness in a trench, and it’s very, very funny. Enjoy! [youtube][/youtube] Cast Charles Chaplin … Charlie, the Doughboy Edna Purviance … French girl Syd Chaplin … The sergeant, Charlie’s Comrade/The Kaiser Jack Wilson … […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean October 19, 2012 0 Comment 3250 views

It’s Friday? Again? Weeks go by pretty quickly these days. I suppose it makes sense that when days are shorter, days feel shorter. But even still… The good news is that my forced hiatus from hockey due to the lockout leaves ample time for Fall movie watching. And, let’s face it, it’s looking pretty good […]

Watch: The Pawnshop (1916)

Posted by Brandy Dean October 2, 2012 1 Comment 3427 views

Charlie Chaplin’s The Pawnshop was released on October 2, 1916 and distributed by Mutual. It’s a super silly knockabout slapstick with Chaplin co-star regular Edna Purviance. Chaplin is a clerk in a pawnshop and he bungles everything. That’s all there is to it, but it was funny in 1916 (and wildly popular to boot) and […]

Watch: A Woman of Paris (1923)

Posted by Brandy Dean October 1, 2012 0 Comment 2907 views

CharlieChaplin’s A Woman of Paris debuted on October 1, 1923. The movie is atypical Chaplin – it’s a drama and though it was written, directed, produced and scored by The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin was not the star of the film. He does appear briefly in an uncredited role as a porter, but audiences expected something […]

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