Modern Times

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

The last appearance of the Chaplin tramp, before Hitler, Monsieur Verdoux and other personae took over. Antics and situations from the earliest shorts are revived in a narrative framework designed to portray 'humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness', as the opening title puts it; the tramp faces the perils of factory machinery, poverty, starvation and Depression unrest - and just about survives. Chaplin's political and philosophical naivety now seems as remarkable as his gift for pantomime.

Details

Release details

Duration:
85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Charles Chaplin
Screenwriter:
Charles Chaplin
Cast:
Charles Chaplin
Paulette Goddard
Henry Bergman
Chester Conklin
Tiny Sanford
Allan Garcia
Hank Mann