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Year
1952
Runtime
137 min.
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Drama, Romance, Music
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
12,180
Checks
3,565
Favs
405
Dislikes
24
Favs/checks
11.4% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. mrjeffwright's avatar

    mrjeffwright

    quote:
    Claire Bloom: "I thought you hated the theatre."

    Chaplin: "I do. I also hate the sight of blood, but it's in my veins."
    4 years 5 months ago
  2. AndrewB's avatar

    AndrewB

    quote:
    That's all any of us are: amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else.
    5 years 9 months ago
  3. justwannaboogie's avatar

    justwannaboogie

    @K.

    A rumor has persisted, fueled by the intense rivalry among fans of the two comics, that Keaton gave such a superior performance that Chaplin jealously cut his scenes so he would not be upstaged by his rival. A close associate of Chaplin claimed that Chaplin not only did not feel threatened by Keaton's performance, but also heavily edited his own footage of the duet while enhancing Keaton's. According to Keaton's biographer Rudi Blesh, Chaplin eased his notoriously rigid directorial style to give Keaton free rein to invent his own comic business during this sequence.

    Source: Keaton, Eleanor and Jeffrey Vance. Buster Keaton Remembered. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001, pg. 203 ISBN 0-8109-4227-5.
    5 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #16 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  11. This movie ranks #914 in The Criterion Collection
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