Modern Times

Fear technology.

Charlie Chaplin bids farewell to his enormously-popular Little Tramp persona, offering up a swan song which is equal parts hilarious and bittersweet.

Run through the ringer at the factory where he works, including a memorable encounter with a machine which force feeds him corn on the cob, our hero fights back against the powers that be, and is almost crushed.

Providing a glimmer of hope is an orphaned girl played by Paulette Goddard, who inspires the plucky lil’ man with a mustache to fight for his sliver of happiness.

A film of great, enduring beauty and wit.

 

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