Charlie Chaplin - silent film. The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds gold and more.
Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray |
The High Sign by Buster Keaton, 1921. Should you need a reminder of what a great comic Buster Keaton was, go no further than here. He starts off with a brilliant scene of reading a newspaper, goes to a shooting gallery where he hooks up a Rube Goldberg devise to prove what a great marksman he is and ends up in a wild scene in a house full of hidden rooms and secret passages. Keaton was disappointed with this, his second independently produced film and held it back a year before he released it. It is A masterpiece of the form. Enjoy.
A flirtatious young girl named Clarabelle has been flirting with Joe who sends Pete The Pup away after he snarls at her cat. Joe dresses up to woo the girl, using the money he saved up to get Pete a collar to buy a box of chocolates for her instead. The gang makes fun of his efforts, and Joe and Clarabelle try to hide their intentions, but Joe's suit comes apart and he tumbles into a mud puddle for his efforts. Meanwhile, Pete is heartbroken from Joe neglecting him, drinks down a bottle of booze and tries to hang himself. Although Pete saved the girl from drowning, Joe
thinks Pete pushed her into the lake. Pete "tells" this story of woe to
another dog, but eventually Joe learns it was another dog who pushed his
sweetie and comes back to apologize to Petey and reconcile with a brand
new collar as a gift.
Dumb luck sets some policemen on his trail -- after a series of innovative escapes, he gets mistaken for a murderer with a price on his head, which means the people that aren't chasing him are fleeing from him.
Charlie Chaplin's 55th Film released Sept. 04 1916.
The Count was Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Films. Co-starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance, it is a story about Charlie and his boss finding an invitation to a party from a real Count. Each try to play the role as the Count instead to catch the rich heiress played by Edna