Modern Times (film)
1936 comedy film by Charles Chaplin / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Modern Times is a 1936 American part-talkie satirical romantic black comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a commentary on the desperate employment and financial conditions many people faced during the Great Depression — conditions created, in Chaplin's view, by the efficiencies of modern industrialization. The movie stars Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford and Chester Conklin. It is the last time that Chaplin portrayed the Tramp character and the first time Chaplin's voice is heard on film.
|Directed by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Written by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Produced by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Starring||Charlie Chaplin |
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan |
|Edited by||Charlie Chaplin |
|Music by||Charlie Chaplin|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|February 5, 1936|
|Box office||$1.8 million (U.S. and Canada rentals)|
In 1989, Modern Times was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2003, it was screened "out of competition" at the Cannes Film Festival.