Biography of Charles Chaplin


Study Guides on Works by Charles Chaplin

The year is 1928, and Charlie Chaplin's The Circus has just released to positive reviews. However, things do not look so positive for the future of the medium which Chaplin championed, the silent film. The first talking picture (called a "talkie")...

Charlie Chaplin took two years to produce The Gold Rush. During that time he got an underage girl pregnant and was forced into a marriage he didn’t want. That pregnancy incurred a change in leading ladies and by the time film was into full swing...

The Kid was Charlie Chaplin's feature film directorial debut. He wrote, produced, directed and starred as his most famous character, The Tramp alongside child actor Jackie Coogan. This film is considered one of the greatest pictures of the silent...

Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times tells the story of Chaplin's iconic Little Tramp as he struggles to survive in a newly modernized world. Little Tramp works at a factory on an assembly line, but this new technology overwhelms him. In between stints...