1928. USA. Charles Chaplin. 71 min.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1928. USA. Directed and written by Charles Chaplin. Music by Chaplin. With Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, Allan Garcia, Henry Bergman. In his most autobiographical film prior to Limelight (1952), Charlie’s Tramp accidentally becomes a hit as a circus clown and almost wins the bareback rider's heart, only to face disappointments in his career and love. The sequence of Charlie on the high wire is exquisitely funny in this extremely underrated masterpiece. The print being shown is Chaplin’s 1968 rerelease, featuring his musical score. Silent, with musical track. 71 min.