Charlie Chaplin: His Life & Work (2002)

Genres - Comedy, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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As the immortal Little Tramp, silver screen legend Charlie Chaplin established himself as one of the greatest cinematic funnymen of all time. Born into the wrenching poverty of the London slums and determined to make a mark as one of the first true celebrities in Hollywood's rich history, Chaplin's universal brand of humor could bring smiles to the faces of people in any nation - regardless of their backgrounds and despite any language barriers. In this release, viewers are invited to trace Chaplin's footsteps back to early 20th Century London and explore his mother's desperate quest to feed her children and give them the very best in life despite her dire financial situation. As his voyage to America plays out amidst footage from some of his greatest cinematic achievements, the mask of the Little Tramp is slowly removed as the face of a man who strived for greatness slowly shifts into focus.