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Modern Times (5-Feb-1936)

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Writer: Charlie Chaplin

Music Composed by: Charlie Chaplin

Keywords: Comedy

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charlie Chaplin
Actor
16-Apr-1889 25-Dec-1977 Silent film comedian
Paulette Goddard
Actor
3-Jun-1910 23-Apr-1990 Reap the Wild Wind

CAST

Charlie Chaplin   ...   Factory Worker
Paulette Goddard   ...   A Gamin
Supported by
Henry Bergman   ...   Cafe Owner
Stanley Sandford   ...   Big Bill
Chester Conklin   ...   Mechanic
Hank Mann   ...   Burglar
Stanley Blystone   ...   The Gamin's Father
Allan Garcia   ...   President, Electro Steel Co.
Dick Alexander   ...   Convict
Cecil Reynolds   ...   Chaplain
Myra McKinney   ...   Chaplain's Wife
Murdoch McQuarrie   ...   J. Widdecombe Billows
Wilfred Lucas   ...   Juvenile Officer
Ed Le Sainte   ...   Sheriff Couler
Fred Malatesta   ...   Waiter
Sam Stein   ...   Turbine Operator
Juana Sutton   ...   Woman
Ted Oliver   ...   Billows' Assistant

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 17-Feb-2007)

Living in 2007 the film allows the viewer to examine world and national conditions during the 'depression years'. The mid-thirties was a critical time in our nations history. Our internal strife could have done significant damage to our nation. But, there being something about us....and our leaders, their forsight and the peoples durability moved us to the head of the line. Although the film writers could only guess what the day after tomorrow would bring them, they neverless showed that the American people were good and caring. Chaplin was called a Communist in later years, that was his privledge to be one (if in fact he ws one) as a citizen of our great country. History, showed that he left and went to live in England after WW II, again as a US citizen that was his privledge. I was born well after 1936, but the film should - I believe - be reviewed by our High School students and explained as to it's importance. Dick


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