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This "mostly" silent film finds Chaplin playing a factory worker who goes crazy from his repetitious job on an assembly line and his boss's demands for greater speed and efficiency. Ultimately encompassing the tyranny of machine over man, this cinematic masterpiece has more relevance today than ever. Chaplin wrote the musical score which incorporates the tune "Smile." Look for a young Gloria De Haven as one of Goddard's sisters; she's the real-life daughter of Chaplin's assistant director.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, Great Depression, Technology--Rampant, Silent Films, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Charlie Chaplin
Cast
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Gloria De Haven, Chester Conklin
Cinematography
Ira Morgan, Roland H. Totheroh
Director
Charlie Chaplin
Music
Charlie Chaplin
Producer
United Artists

Awards

AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989.

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