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<i>A Dog's Life.</i> 1918.  USA.  Directed by Charles Chaplin

The Chaplin Revue

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



Includes the following films:

  • A Dog’s Life

    1918. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin. With Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Scraps. Silent.

  • Shoulder Arms

    1918. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin. With Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin, Henry Bergman. Silent.

  • The Pilgrim

    1923. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin. With Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Mack Swain. Silent.

From 1914 to 1917, Charles Chaplin moved successively from Keystone to Essanay to Mutual, and each step increased his wealth and independence. Along the way, he was refining his characterization of The Tramp and developing the technical skills to become an accomplished director. The Chaplin Review, compiled in 1959 (with Chaplin-composed music), consists of three small masterpieces he made for First National after his contract with Mutual expired. The films show that Chaplin had far transcended the confines of slapstick and achieved a unique ability to engage the emotions of his audience.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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