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- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
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Chaplin Review, The (1918 - 1923)
Genre: Silent Comedy Shorts
Overview: This is a film compilation of three of Chaplin's earlier works, A Dog's Life, Shoulder Arms and The Pilgrim.
Hello! Charlie Chaplin! Do you ever visit this site? Obviously not. And he's great at casting too!
The dog is so effin' cute! Shoulder Arms is a World War One story and set in the bunkers and trenches, which look expensively elaborate, not to mention the Germans, the uniforms and a rickety bombed out house they use as a set for a scene. Chaplin always made the scene look good, and he keeps it up here too.
Funny minimalist stuff, as per usual. He lets the physical tell the jokes rather than the intertitles. You know I'm going to miss watching all this great stuff. I mean Marx Brothers? Laurel and Hardy? I'm guessing they'll pale in comparison. Well with them at least I'll have something to write about in this section...
The stories are original while still following the slapstick style. In one he finds a dog who digs up stolen money while the robbers try to get it back, then he tries to get it back, and so forth. The other has a soldier doing what he can to be the big war hero, and The Pilgrim is about an escaped convict who disguises himself as a priest, but ends up in front of the pulpit. All the shorts are intricate and not too predictable, real fun.
The stories fall more into the 'light and cute' categories than the dramatic romance, and sometimes that's life, happy and cute. I may be a big cynic who loves deeply tragic film, but then you see these happy little tales, like a little dog digging up big wads of cash for our hero and yeah, you like it for what it is.
Overall Rating: 84% (My Review? Good Times)
What is it about silent film that 95% of it has a dog in it? A Dog's Life was easily my favorite of all these shorts, but they are all terrific. Man, if I ever have kids, they'll know Chaplin, way early on. They'll be saying, when did TV start to have colour in it? Last year? Sweet moldable minds...