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Modern Times   link to Modern Times on IMDb  

Number: 207

poster Modern Times

IMDb Rating:
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8.5/10 (191624 votes)

Country: USA, 87 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Family, Romance

Director(s): Charles Chaplin

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.


photo Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin A Factory Worker
photo Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard A Gamin
photo Henry Bergman Henry Bergman Cafe Proprietor
photo Tiny Sandford Tiny Sandford Big Bill
photo Chester Conklin Chester Conklin Mechanic

Medium: Unknown,

Location: 01

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3