Dir. Charles Chaplin. 1936, 87 mins. 35mm. With Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman. Chaplin hung up his Little Tramp hat and cane after this unforgettable slapstick classic, in which the iconic character causes chaos at a factory, falls in love with a gamine, perilously roller-skates in a department store, inadvertently joins a union strike, and, in a shocking climax—speaks! Laced with social commentary, Modern Times is a masterpiece of comedy, with one brilliant set piece after another.
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