Modern Times (movie)

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Modern Times
Directed byCharlie Chaplin
Written byCharlie Chaplin
Produced byCharlie Chaplin
StarringCharlie Chaplin
Paulette Goddard
Henry Bergman
Tiny Sandford
Chester Conklin
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Roland Totheroh
Edited byWillard Nico
Music byCharlie Chaplin
Distributed byUnited Artists
(1936 release)
Classic Entertainment
(1972 release)
Release date
February 5, 1936
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.5 million[1]
Box office$1.8 million (Domestic)[2]

Modern Times is a 1936 American silent comedy movie written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is known for being the last time that Chaplin played the Tramp character and for being the first time Chaplin's voice is heard on movie.

In 1989, Modern Times was one of the first 25 movies selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Balio, Tino (April 8, 2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0299230036. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  2. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. "ENTERTAINMENT: Film Registry Picks First 25 Movies". Los Angeles Times. Washington, D.C. September 19, 1989. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  4. "Complete National Film Registry Listing". Library of Congress. Retrieved May 6, 2020.