Modern Times #OnThisDay

On 5th of February 1936 the film Modern Times was released.

The movie stars Charlie ChaplinPaulette GoddardHenry BergmanTiny Sandford and Chester Conklin. It is notable for being the last time that Chaplin portrayed the Tramp character and for being the first time Chaplin’s voice is heard on film. Wikipedia.

It’s themes of industrialisation and people struggling to survive economic hardship are as relevant today as they were in 1930s America. The film is recognised as one of the most significant of the 20th century. It was banned by Nazi Germany where it was thought to promote communism.

A digitally restored version of the film was released in 2003.

Charlie Chaplin – Factory Scene – Modern Times (1936)

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