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Comedy, Short Films, Silent
In 1916 Charlie Chaplin signed a contract with The Mutual Corporation making him one of the highest paid entertainers in cinema. Mutual built Chaplin his own studio, giving him free reign to make whatever he wanted as long as he delivered at least 12 films across the year. Noted as one of the most creative periods of his career, Chaplin used these films to hone his famous tramp character resulting in numerous custard pie-fights, chase scenes, clowning and his renowned style of slapstick comedy. The films in this collection are: Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, The Adventurer.
Essential introduction to silent comedy giant Buster Keaton, full of unbelievable stunts and endless slapstick, featuring eight of his short films.
7+ years 180 mins
Slapstick caper from the famed comedy duo, who here are arrested for breaking Prohibition and wind up in jail.
5–11 years 56 mins
Biopic of Charlie Chaplin, from his early life in England to his successes in Hollywood.
14+ years 143 mins
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Made by a group from the West Midlands, two competing mimes end up brawling during an audition in this funny, cleverly choreographed homage to silent cinema.
Viewing time 7 mins
Made by a group of girls from Ketley, this brilliant comedic silent film celebrates the centenary of the first women who achieved the vote.
Viewing time 5 mins
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