THE GOLD RUSH - 1925
In the original version of The Gold Rush Georgia (Georgia Hale) seemed to take some pleasure in having fun at the tramps expense even if his feelings were hurt in the process, when he released the film again in 1942 with him narrating he changed the story line a bit making Georgia more sympathetic towards the tramp.
The words on the screen above are indicating what Charlie Chaplin is narrating in the 1942 release.
In the 1925 original release he gave no indication he was aware she was fooling.
Charlie Chaplin filming the beautiful ending to The Circus (1928). I’m always so proud of him when I watch this film. Knowing all the things that were going on in his life, with his divorce and the set burning down. The fact that he finished it is a miracle and just another testament to his perseverance.
The thing that strikes the most about this scene is how thin and the weight he had lost, Charlie was a little small boned man so was naturally thin but all of the personal and professional issues he had in 1926 and 1927 was written all over his face. Despite that this was one of the most poignant scenes in cinema history and really captured the spirit that was essence of his creation “the little tramp”
He would look much more robust in his second film “CITY LIGHTS”
Charlie Chaplin in The Vagabond (1916). In this short the Tramp has to save a girl, played by Edna Purviance, from band of gypsies that have abducted and abuse her. Charlie was always ready to come to the aide of ladies.
This is my favorite Mutual if only for the pathos, the end you see how crushed he is when the girl leaves.
I guess you can’t win them all Charlie! Funny scene from Modern Times (1936). The Tramp is mistakenly arrested as the instigator of a Communist demonstration. While he is an inmate he stops a jailbreak and is hailed a hero. After that he is given special privileges, and when told he is free to go he asks whether he can stay longer, since he’s had it better off in prison than out on the street.
I love this scene, Charlie tries to be cordial but the Ministers wife is having none of it.
The Tramp’s still a little jumpy from his incident with the lion in The Circus (1928)
Aww this is so cute, he just faced down a Lion in his cage and this little kitty has him scared :) He used cats in a lot of little scenes in his films, one that comes to mind is the cat who knocks a flower pot down from a window sill and onto his head in “CITY LIGHTS”.
I love this scene! After very carefully making sure Jackie is all tucked in Charlie turns and whips the blanket off of him. Classic. The Kid (1921).
I agree with the-little-tramp this is classic Charlie, just when you think you know what he is going to do - he turns around and does the exact opposite, but notice that while he inadvertently pulls the blanket off of little Jackie he does not even use it for himself.
This scene in the shelter ends up being a heart breaker.
I love him tipping his hat to his reflection! The Circus (1928)
The tramp was if nothing else always a gentleman…
Edna flirting with Charlie in The Bond (1918) a wartime propaganda film that was distributed without charge throughout the U.S. It explores four types of bonds. The bonds of friendship, bonds of love, bonds of matrimony, and liberty bonds.
Back in 1918 the sight of woman’s calf was all it took:)
Charlie in One A.M. 1916 - drunk trying to find his bed and falling, stumbling and tripping over the home furnishing, he goes solo in this short film. He does not wear his tramp costume, he wears a tuxedo but his dress shoes are oversized..
This is a heart tugger, this was taken in Fall 1977, Sir Charles Chaplin aka Charlie Chaplin made his last public appearance - I believe he was at an annual Circus event in Switzerland, his wife Oona as always looking up at him with such love in her eyes.
He would pass Christmas Day of 1977.
Jitney Elopement - Essanay Company film - 1915
A Jitney was what they called a car.. they end the film with them taking off in a high speed chase to get eloped.
Modern Times 1936
Charlie finally loses his mind in this scene due to the repetitive nature of this and then it is sped up.