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Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

Produced: 1917

Countries & Regions: United States

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Certificate: PG

Studio: British Film Institute

Length: 150 mins

Format: DVD

Region: Region 2

Released: 12 December 2005

Cat No: BFIVD606

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Languages(s): English
Interactive Menu
Screen ratio 1:1.33

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Charlie Chaplin - The Mutual Films (Vol 2)

Cast: Charlie Chaplin

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Following a year’s work at the Essanay Studios, Charlie Chaplin moved to the Mutual Studios in February 1916 to make 12 films and was... Read More

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Following a year’s work at the Essanay Studios, Charlie Chaplin moved to the Mutual Studios in February 1916 to make 12 films and was given the freedom and resources to shoot his comedies without interference. Volume Two features the six remaining films made under Mutual studios. Includes: ’The Floorwalker’ (1916), ’The Fireman’ (1916), ’The Vagabond’ (1917), ’One A.M’ (1916), ’The Count’ (1916) and ’The Pawnshop’ (1916).

Chaplin burst onto the cinematic scene in 1914, under the aegis of Mack Sennett, for whom he made thirty-four shorts and one feature. He moved to Essanay in 1915 and made fourteen shorts which made Chaplin a household name and established his little tramp character as a major worldwide phenomenon. In February 1916 he signed a contract with Mutual that paid him $10,000 a week plus a $150,000 bonus and made twelve shorts in 18 months. From the balletic grace and of One A.M. to the subtle pantomime of The Floorwalker and The Count, it was here that Chaplin perfected the two-reel comedy while increasing the social awareness of his films. With their blend of slapstick, satire, irony, pathos, and optimism, Charlie's ‘Mutuals’ are arguably his greatest creative works and volume 2 contains The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, and The Pawnshop. All are definitive restorations and feature new scores by the great Carl Davis. These little masterpieces show why it is said that Chaplin-together with Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley-is one of the most universally recognisable figures of the twentieth century.

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