Speed dating derby

01-Sep-2017 13:31

He literally lies prone on the belt and is dragged, swallowed and eaten up by the whizzing wheels, gears, and cogs of the monstrous machine.

His body snakes its way through the gears until the production line's direction is reversed and he finally emerges free of the machine. In a trance-like state, with wrenches aloft, he demonically tightens everything in sight, including people's noses.

In Modern Times (1936), the still-silent Tramp, with his familiar small Derby hat, mustache, large boots, baggy pants, tight jacket and cane makes his last screen appearance.

Filmed between 19, it was directed, written, scored, and produced by Chaplin himself - and he also starred in his own 'one-man show' with his current wife and kindred spirit Paulette Goddard.

He chases the woman with the buttons on her bottom through the factory to the outdoors.

This was Chaplin's first film after his successful City Lights (1931), released nine years after the advent of 'talkies.' film.

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