Modern Times (1936)

Modern Times portrays Chaplin in his Tramp persona as a factory worker employed on an assembly line. There, he is subjected to such indignities as being force-fed by a…

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Henri Verdoux had been a bank teller for thirty years before being laid off. To support his wheelchair-bound wife and child, he turns to the business of…

The Great Dictator (1940)

On the Western Front in 1918, a Jewish Private fighting for the Central Powers nation of Tomainia valiantly saves the life of a wounded pilot, Commander Schultz, who carries valuable…

The Pilgrim (1923)

The Pilgrim, an escaped convict, steals a minister’s clothes to replace his prison uniform. At a train station, he encounters an eloping couple who want…

Pay Day (1922)

Chaplin plays a laborer on a house construction site. When he gets paid, his wife wants all the money, but he manages to keep enough…

The Kid (1921)

An unknown woman leaves a charity hospital carrying her newborn son. An artist, the apparent father, is shown with the woman’s photograph. When it falls into…

A Day’s Pleasure (1919)

After an initial scene featuring a Ford which is extremely reluctant to start, most of the action takes place on an excursion ferry. Gags revolve around seasickness, which Charlie, a…

Shoulder Arms (1918)

Charlie is in boot camp in the “awkward squad.” Once in France he gets no letters from home. He finally gets a package containing limburger…

The Bond (1918)

The actors show that bonds of friendship, love and marriage are inspiring but the most important bonds of all are Liberty Bonds, the blockbuster which…

The Gold Rush (1925)

Big Jim, a gold prospector during the Klondike Gold Rush, has just found an enormous gold deposit on his parcel of land when a blizzard strikes. The Lone Prospector gets lost in…