This evocative and socially relevant comedy delves into the struggles and successes of a little tramp, who is finding it difficult to match his own sensibilities to the modern mechanized world. Failing as a worker on a factory assembly line, he gets into a series of adventures and misadventures, which leads to him meeting a spirited young lady, who despite having been recently fined, would rather run away than end up in an orphanage.
They try to survive in the world together, both on the run from the law, although his previous stints behind bars were to him more comforting than life outside in the cold modern world. Beyond being wanted by the law, the question becomes whether they individually or together can find their proper place in the ever changing world which seems out to get them.
Did you know?
As Chaplin intended the film to feature his Little Tramp character, sound seemed inappropriate. So, despite pressures to make it his first talkie, the film was made using silent techniques, shot at 18 frames per second and then projected at 24 frames per second, which gave the slapstick sequences a more frenetic feel. Read More