Modern Times Movie Review 1936

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This "mostly" silent film finds Chaplin playing a factory worker who goes crazy from his repetitious job on an assembly line and his boss's demands for greater speed and efficiency. Ultimately encompassing the tyranny of machine over man, this cinematic masterpiece has more relevance today than ever. Chaplin wrote the musical score which incorporates the tune "Smile." Look for a young Gloria De Haven as one of Goddard's sisters; she's the real-life daughter of Chaplin's assistant director.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Great Depression, Technology--Rampant, Silent Films, 4 Bones
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Gloria De Haven, Chester Conklin
Ira Morgan, Roland H. Totheroh
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
United Artists


AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989.

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