The most treacherous part of producing a biomusical about an iconic performer is finding an actor who can convincingly handle the role.
Japanese director Masayuki Suo tries out some new steps in hybrid docu/performance film "Dancing Chaplin."
Play has its moments but falls into the usual trap of trying to cover too much ground.
Director: Richard Schickel. Topic: The life and career of Charles Chaplin (1889 – 1977) and his enduring impact on world cinema. Financier: Warner Home Video. Budget: $1 million. Shooting format: PAL…
Chaplin has another good picture. The three-year period since "The Circus" and sound will give "City Lights" a percentage of "novelty money," in that it contains no dialog. And it's Chaplin--which…
"The Gold Rush" is a distinct triumph for Charlie Chaplin from both the artistic and commercial standpoints, and is a picture certain to create a veritable riot at theatre box offices. It is the…
A Woman of Paris is a serious, sincere effort, with a bang story subtlety of idea-expression.
In this, Chaplin is less of the buffoon and more of the actor. But his comedy is all there and there is not a dull moment once the comedian comes into the picture, which is along about the middle of…
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