Modern Times

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Chaplin's last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital - When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again. We follow Charlie through many more escapades before the film is out.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Production: United Artists
Year: 1936
MetaScore: 96/100
ImdbRating: 8.5
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 25 Feb 1936
Awards: 4 wins & 1 nomination.


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A Factory Worker - Charles Chaplin
Cafe Proprietor - Henry Bergman
Big Bill - Tiny Sandford
Mechanic - Chester Conklin
Burglar - Hank Mann
Gamin's Father - Stanley Blystone
President of the Electro Steel Corp. - Al Ernest Garcia
Prison Cellmate - Richard Alexander
Minister - Cecil Reynolds
Minister's Wife - Mira McKinney
J. Widdecombe Billows (as Murdoch McQuarrie) - Murdock MacQuarrie
Juvenile Officer - Wilfred Lucas
Sheriff Couler - Edward LeSaint
Cafe Head Waiter - Fred Malatesta
Turbine Operator (as Sam Stein) - Sammy Stein
Woman with Buttoned Bosom - Juana Sutton
Billows' Assistant - Ted Oliver
Billows' Silent Assistant - Norman Ainsley
Worker - Bobby Barber
Assembly Line Worker Next to Big Bill - Heinie Conklin
Man Dancing - Jacob Dance
Gamin's Sister - Gloria DeHaven
Gamin's Sister - Gloria Delson
Jail Guard - Pat Flaherty
Waif child - Gloria Franks
Shipbuilder (unconfirmed) - Frank Hagney
Paddywagon Policeman - Pat Harmon
Frustrated Cafe Patron - Lloyd Ingraham
Assembly Line Foreman - Walter James
Doctor (unconfirmed) - Edward Kimball
Worker - Jack Low
Cigar Counterman - Buddy Messinger
Paddy Wagon Policeman - Bruce Mitchell
Convict - Frank Moran
Assembly Line Relief Man - James C. Morton
Burglar - Louis Natheaux
Department Store Section Manager - J.C. Nugent
Gypsy in Police Patrol Wagon - Russ Powell
Other Waiter - John Rand
Worker - Harry Wilson