charlie chaplin

Life is a comedy in long-shot

In celebration of Charlie Chaplin, who was born on this day in 1889, here are some home videos of the Tramp being downright dashing (these are from the Unknown Chaplin series, basically a treasure trove of footage):



“‘Why can’t we take all the leaders of the different countries who are opposing each other in war, strip them down to their trunks, put them in a ring and let them fight it out?’ he used to say to me whimsically. ‘You would see all shapes and sizes – short and tall, lean and pot-bellied and knock-kneed – everything. And it would be such a ridiculous sight it would end strife right there.'” – Charles Chaplin, Jr.
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