Using the comedic tropes he developed over twenty years of silent film making, Charles
Chaplin gives his view of the plight of the working class under the desperate economic
conditions of the Great Depression. The assembly line production method is the great
dehumanizer that Chaplin's characters must contend with.
Post-film discussion led by Mary Stanley.
About the director Charles Chaplin.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.