A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 films, then another 15 in 1915. By the 1920s, Chaplin had emerged as the first larger-than-life movie star, if not the most recognizable person on the planet.
The actor still holds enough cultural sway that Google gave him a special doodle for his birthday last week. And now we give you a 4-in-1 collection of Chaplin films. Created in 1938, this mini film festival, running 46 minutes, presents The Adventurer, The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant, all filmed in 1917. (Find an alternate version here.) Plus if you head into our collection of Free Movies Online, you will find another 10 Chaplin films, all free. Just scroll down to the Silent Film section, and you’ll be on your way…
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Just wanted to point out that crediting Chaplin as purely an ‘actor’ sells him a bit short as he also directed his films and, as he was a bit of a perfectionist about it, also did things like compose the music. He is an important filmmaker and one of the best early directors :)
Charlie Chaplin was the world’s funniest man, and a comic genius. I’ve just uploaded to YouTube a 4-minute film that I wrote and directed called, “London Remembers Charlie Chaplin”. It celebrates the little man’s birth in London in 1889, because of course Charlie Chaplin was a Londoner. :)