Modern Times
Warner Bros. (1936)
Comedy, Romance
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   8.6
87 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Charles Chaplin A factory worker
Paulette Goddard A gamin
Henry Bergman Cafe proprietor
Tiny Sandford Big Bill
Chester Conklin Mechanic
Hank Mann Burglar
Stanley Blystone Gamin's father
Al Ernest Garcia President of the Electro Steel Corp.
Richard Alexander Cellmate
Cecil Reynolds Minister
Charles Chaplin
Producer Charles Chaplin
Writer Charles Chaplin
Cinematography Roland Totheroh
Ira H. Morgan
Musician Charles Chaplin

Charlie works in a huge factory. The director orders to go faster. Unable to do it, Charlie is eaten by a machine and gets completely mad. So he begins to dance everywhere, to screw all that makes him think of bolts, like gentlemen’s noses, buttons on the dress of a secretary, until they decide to evacuate him. Released from hospital, Charlie is unemployed. After a misunderstanding during a riot by striking workers, the police take Charlie for the leader and get him to jail. At the refectory of the prison, Charlie absorbs, not by purpose some drugs that a neighbor had hidden in the salt. Then the prisoners must return to their cells and Charlie, who doesn’t know why or how, get outside of the jail. Trying to return to his cell, Charlie puts alone end to a riot. As a reward, the guards offer a comfortable cell to Charlie.
Edition Details
Distributor Image Entertainment
Release Date 3/14/2000
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; French; German; Spanish; Italian; Portuguese; Greek; Swedish; Finnish; Norwegian
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 01 'Chaplin Today - Modern Times ' (26 mins) documentary by Philippe Truffault with the participation of Luc &sJean-Pierre Dardenne. Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins). Deleted scenes (5 mins). Karaoke (3 mins). 'Smile' by Liberace (1956) (4 mins). 'Behind the scenes in the Machine Age' (1931) (42 mins) U.S. government-sponsored educational film. 'Symphony in F' (1940) (9 mins) musical film commissioned by Ford. 'Por primera vez'/'For the First Tim'e (1967) (10 mins) Cuban documentary short on peasants watching their first movie, a travelling projectionist showing Modern Times . Photo gallery - 250 preparatory sketches. Poster gallery. Theatrical trailers (6 mins). Scenes from the films in the Chaplin Collection (23 mins).