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A King in New York

A King in New York - Charlie Chaplin, Michael Chaplin
movie review of A King in New York (1957) starring Charlie Chaplin, Dawn Addams  There are some people who consider A King in New York to be a bitter screed against the United States of America by Charlie Chaplin, after his exile from it.   I totally...
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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator - where Charlie Chaplin mocks Nazism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert  The Great Dictator, possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films, was a timely satire on Nazisim and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays...
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The Clown

The Clown, starring Red Skelton, Jane Greer, with Tim Considine
Movie review of The Clown (1953) starring Red Skelton, Tim Consadine, Jane Greer  Having just watched Red Skelton in the serious drama, The Clown, my first reaction is simply, “wow”.  Although it stars Red Skelton, and deals with a clown/comedian as the central character, The Clown is...
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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush, starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain
The Gold Rush, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray Synopsis of The Gold Rush  The Gold Rush is one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest films. Like all of his films starring the Little Tramp, it is a silent, and...
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The Circus (1928) starring Charlie Chaplin

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 —...
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City Lights

City Lights, starring Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill
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 inebriated rich man from committing suicide, the eccentric millionaire decides...
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Limelight

Claire Bloom and Charlie Chaplin in Limelight
Limelight (1952) starring Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Sydney Chaplin, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Limelight is a truly wonderful film; it swiftly became one of my favorites. In a nutshell, it’s the story of a once-great stage comedian...
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My Favorite Brunette

My Favorite Brunette - starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.
My Favorite Brunette – starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr. Movie review of one of Bob Hope‘s finest solo comedies, My Favorite Brunette, where he plays a baby photographer who longs to be a private eye – and is inadvertently given the opportunity when...
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Nacho Libre

Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black
Nacho Libre (Special Collector’s Edition) (2006) Jack Black is at his comic best as Ignacio, a disrespected cook at a Mexican monastery that can barely afford to feed the orphans who live there. Inspired by a local wrestling hero, he decides to moonlight as the not-so-famous Luchador —...
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