Charlie Chaplin – Talking Pictures Era

Once again - the whole world laughs!

Charlie Chaplin – Talking Pictures Era

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MONSIEUR VERDOUX (PG) 1947
Inspired by notorious French serial killer Landru, Henri Verdoux lures wealthy women by promising them sweet happy-everafters. After the wedding bells chime, however, he murders them for their fortunes. In this particularly dark comedy, Chaplin questions our perception of evil: isn’t this refined criminal a mere amateur compared to weapons suppliers and dictators? We stand ready to condemn a murderer, but when war victims are counted in millions, we celebrate a hero!

LIMELIGHT (G) 1952
A once famous music hall star saves a young ballerina from suicide. He nurtures her back to health and helps her regain her self-esteem so that she may return to the stage. In this film Chaplin intimately and poignantly explores the twilight years of glory: what it means to be forgotten, to despair, and how to gather the strength to overcome. Chaplin also offers Buster Keaton a highly memorable appearance in their musical duet.

A KING IN NEW YORK (G) 1957
Fleeing revolution in his country, a European monarch seeks refuge in 1950s New York City. His corrupt Prime Minister having left him penniless, King Shahdov even stars in TV commercials to fund his living expenses. Meeting a boy whose parents are being persecuted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he takes the homeless ten-year old under his wing, but soon after is summoned to his own HUAC hearing. Hilarious mayhem ensues, but the boy’s fate is not quite as carefree.

 

 

 

Showtimes / Mitcham

A King in New York

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A King in New York

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