Charlie Chaplin shorts
May 25, 2014
|3:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
Join "The Little Tramp" in his mis-adventures in this collection of short films, with live accompaniment by Donald Sosin. Fun for all ages!
Kid Auto Races In Venice – The first appearance of Chaplin's 'Little Tramp' character. Chaplin plays a spectator at a 'baby-cart race' in Venice, Los Angeles. The spectator keeps getting in the way of the camera and interferes with the race, causing great frustration to the public and participants.
One A.M. – Chaplin plays a rich young man who has trouble navigating his way to bed after returning home from a night on the town. Inside the house, the furniture and other inanimate objects become almost insurmountable obstacles for the drunk. The first film Chaplin starred in alone, except for a brief scene of Albert Austin playing a cab driver.
Easy Street – In a slum called "Easy Street", the police are failing to maintain law and order and so the Little Tramp steps forward (rather reluctantly) to rid the street of bullies, help the poor, save women from madmen.
The Immigrant – The 'Tramp' as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and befriends a young woman along the way. Also starring Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell.
Born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, 1889, Charlie Chaplin began acting at the age of 8 and joined a vaudeville troupe for their American tour in 1910. In 1913, Chaplin signed with the Keystone Studios and moved to California, launching his prolific career. Throughout his life, Chaplin acted in 86 films, wrote 87 and directed 72 and is considered one of the greatest filmmakers in American cinema.
|Running Time:||74 minutes|
|US Distributor:||Flicker Alley|