Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, June 12, 2009

@ 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Detroit Film Theatre

  • Family Friendly
  • Fees Apply
  • Film

(USA/1936 – directed by Charles Chaplin)

One of Chaplin’s most celebrated and beloved films – and the first movie in which his voice is heard – finds Charlie out of work and discovering that making a living is no walk in the park. Together with his companion (Paulette Goddard), Charlie tackles every adversity as he tries his best to maintain dignity while resisting the need to be – literally – a “cog in the machine.” One of Chaplin’s funniest and most enduring works features some of his greatest and most legendary comedy sequences, and a memorable musical score by Chaplin himself. (88 min.)

“One of the funniest and most purely enjoyable of Chaplin’s films.”  -Pauline Kael, The New Yorker


Note: all seats for this film are just fifty cents!

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Read Roger Ebert's review

Read a 1936 review from The Guardian (UK)