The Essential CHARLIE CHAPLIN COLLECTION...a must-have for any fan or film buff's library. This definitive collection of 12-DVDs contains 57 of Chaplin's legendary early films in chronological order...a true historical legacy of the greatest comedian who ever lived.
COVERS CHAPLIN'S WORK AT KEYSTONE, ESSANAY, MUTUAL AND FIRST NATIONAL FILM COMPANIES.
* Beautifully animated DVD menus
* Alternate soundtracks available on certain DVDs; pick from the original soundtrack or an old movie projector track
* Mastered from the highest quality original material available.
* Detailed liner notes on each film, including original release date
Sunnyside (First National 6/15/1919) [33:32]
Charlie is a handyman in a hotel in the town of Sunnyside. His boss is a tough man and it's no wonder that overworked Charlie often bungles his jobs. While bringing in the cows from the pasture one day, one of them runs into a church. With Charlie hot in pursuit, the cow gets the best of him and knocks him out. While unconscious, Charlie dreams of dancing with four wood nymphs.
A Day's Pleasure (First National 12/7/1919) [20:41]
Charlie and his family are out for a day's pleasure...but mishaps occur at every turn. First, they get caught in a traffic jam in their car, then a tar spill. Next, they head for a boat excursion but more complications arise and poor Charlie just cannot relax. He gets seasick. A deck chair he sits in collapses, and finally he gets in a fight with a man who thinks Charlie has been flirting with his wife. The day ends with Charlie very happy that his day of fun is over.
The Kid (First National 2/6/1921) [1:05:00]
This was Chaplin's first feature-length production, and one of his most satisfying films; a simple but very effective blend of genuine sentiment and big laughs, where the little Tramp finds an abandoned baby. Chaplin incorporated a number of autobiographical elements in this film, drawing on his childhood memories of growing up in poverty. A young Jackie Coogan plays the "kid." The Kid is a classic and would have won many awards had they been as prevalent then as they are now.
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