Charlie Chaplin: The Immigrant

His time at Mutual Studios is my favorite period of Charlie Chaplin’s work. This is a good print of The Immigrant. There’s a better quality one here but the reason I’m not using it is the music. It’s out of sync and disconcerting. The movie is silent so it’s easy to just turn the volume down. However the print below shows how it’s done. The music fits and the sound effects are pretty funny.

Still I recommend you head over to youtube if for nothing else to read the excellent commentary Cinemateca provides for this film.


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