G | | Comedy, Drama, Family
According to a fall 1935 issue of Variety, Charles Chaplin was expected to run behind schedule on the release of the movie, as he tweaked the soundtrack. He also wanted to chop over 1,000 feet of film from his then existing cut.
President of the Electro Steel Corp.:
Section 5, speed her up, 401.
(at around 6 mins) The Bellows Feeding Machine moves closer to the boss's desk between shots.
The film originally ended with Charles Chaplin's character suffering a nervous breakdown and being visited in hospital by the gamin, who has now become a nun. This ending was filmed, though apparently only still photographs from the scene exist today (they are included in the 2003 DVD release of the film). Chaplin dropped this ending and shot a different, more hopeful ending instead.
$35,809 28 December 2003