Everyone knows that Sir Charles Spencer ''Charlie Chaplin'' was a legend of silent films during 1914 - 1967. Charlie was an expert at combining melodrama with comedy. Charlie Chaplin movies were designed to penetrate and cross cultural boundaries. There was a graceful directness to Chaplin's sense of design, which runs from the elemental persona of the Tramp to the actual film-making. In 1918, Charlie was the only comedian who use to direct, produce and write his own movies. In the 21st century, few of Charlie Chaplin's movies are still regarded as classics and among the greatest ever made.
City Lights - 1931
A 1931 silent comedy movie written, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The movie City Lights was the hardest and longest undertaking of Chaplin’s career, when Hollywood was overwhelmed by the talkie revolution.
The Champion - 1915
Released in 1915, The Champion movie shows Chaplin’s interest in boxing, this comedy has Charlie finding employment as a Boxing partner.
The Count - 1916
Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Films, where he plays the tailor's handyman (played by Chaplin) and burns a count's trousers. Later Charlie and his boss find an invitation to a party from a real Count. Each try to play the role as the Count instead to catch the rich heiress played by Edna.
His New Job - 1915
A 1915 American short silent comedy movie, in which Charlie is hired as a prop man and is soon demoted to a carpenter’s assistant at the Lockstone studio.
Limelight - 1952
Limelight formerly titled as The Musical is a musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis. It's a touching story about an aging vaudeville star who's fallen on hard times. Many people remember it as the first and only teaming of Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
All Charlie Chaplin movies are the best and great piece of art, but here is the list of his top 5 movies that everyone should must watch. Charlie Chaplin recieved three awards during his lifetime from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1929, Charlie was nominated for the Best Director and Best Actor for The Circus (1928). in 1940, Chaplin recieved Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for The Great Dictator. Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush was nominated for Best Music. As of 2011, from these top 5 Charlie Chaplin movies, The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925) The Great Dictator and Modern Times (1936) have been added to the American National Film Registry.
A comedy-drama written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. The Kid was Chaplin’s first feature as a director. Many of Chaplin’s admirers regard The Kid as his most perfect and most personal film.
Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times is a classic comedy film. It was Chaplin's last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects. The movie revolves around the desperate employment and financial conditions many people faced during the Great Depression
An American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced and starred by Charlie Chaplin. The Great Dictator was nominated for five Academy Awards. Highlight of the movie is speech given by the barber, despite being released in the ‘40s is even more apt in this day and age.
A silent comedy film written & directed by Charlie Chaplin who is a Tramp that finds himself at a circus where he is promptly chased around by the police who think he is a pickpocket.
The story concerns Charlie and his adventures in the Yukon during the gold fever of the late 19th century. The Gold Rush received Academy Award nominations for Best Music and Best Sound Recording upon its re-release in 1942.
In 1916, Charlie Chaplin had signed contract for six films with the Mutual Corporation for which he was offered salary of $670,000 and he became the highest paid entertainer in the world, Out of these six films, The Immigrant and Easy Street were his memorable performances. Charlie Chaplin's all of the Mutual releases are two reels in length.
The Immigrant - 1917
A romantic short movie, The Immigrant, contains elements of satire, irony, and romance as well as cinematic poetry, endures in the twenty-first century.
The Rink - 1916
The Rink a silent comedy movie starring Charlie Chaplin as a waiter who in his lunch break to go roller skating.
The Adventurer - 1917
An American short comedy movie where Charlie escapes from prison. The Adventurer begins and ends with a chase. The last movie under the contract with the Mutual Film Corporation.
The Floorwalker - 1916
An American silent comedy film, where Chaplin as a Tramp visits a department store. The Tramp gets caught up in the schemes of the manager and the floorwalker, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Tramp.
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