G | | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Alfred Newman, musical director for United Artists, was brought in to record and conduct the score. Charles Chaplin had been dissatisfied with the orchestral work on City Lights (1931), so this time he sat in on all recording sessions, interrupting often, ordering retakes, overruling Newman's ... ...
President of the Electro Steel Corp.:
Section 5, speed her up, 401.
(at around 14 mins) When Chaplin falls from the conveyor belt into the machinery, you can see that he drops at least one of the wrenches but then has both when he tightens the nuts on the large gear.
The opening credits on the 2003 DVD release have been digitally changed to insert a new copyright notice. The 2003 DVD release includes, in its supplementary material, a deleted scene in which Chaplin unsuccessfully tries to cross a busy street.
Theme from Modern Times
(Later known as "Smile")
Music by Charles Chaplin
$11,507 (USA) (9 January 2004)
$163,245 (USA) (24 October 2004)
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