Modern Times

Modern Times (1936)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1936-02-05
  • User Rating: 8.2/10 from 3443 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Charlie Chaplin
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A bumbling tramp desires to build a home with a young woman, yet is thwarted time and time again by his lack of experience and habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time..

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  • Charlie Chaplin

    as A Factory Worker
  • Paulette Goddard

    as A Gamin
  • Henry Bergman

    as Cafe Proprietor
  • Tiny Sandford

    as Big Bill
  • Chester Conklin

    as Mechanic
  • Hank Mann

    as Burglar
  • Stanley Blystone

    as Gamin's Father
  • Al Ernest Garcia

    as President of the Electro Steel Corp.
  • Richard Alexander

    as Cellmate
  • Cecil Reynolds

    as Minister
  • Mira McKinney

    as Minister's Wife
  • Murdock MacQuarrie

    as J. Widdecombe Billows
  • Wilfred Lucas

    as Juvenile Officer
  • Edward LeSaint

    as Sheriff Couler
  • Fred Malatesta

    as Headwaiter
  • Sammy Stein

    as Turbine Operator
  • Juana Sutton

    as Woman with Buttoned Bosom
  • Ted Oliver

    as Billows' Assistant
  • Norman Ainsley

    as Billows' Silent Assistant (uncredited)
  • Bobby Barber

    as Worker (uncredited)
  • Heinie Conklin

    as Assembly Line Worker Next to Big Bill (uncredited)
  • Gloria DeHaven

    as Gamin's Sister (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Jail Guard (uncredited)
  • Chuck Hamilton

    as Worker (uncredited)
  • Pat Harmon

    as Paddywagon Policeman (uncredited)
  • Lloyd Ingraham

    as Frustrated Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Walter James

    as Assembly Line Foreman (uncredited)
  • Jack Low

    as Worker (uncredited)
  • Buddy Messinger

    as Cigar Counterman (uncredited)
  • Bruce Mitchell

    as Paddywagon Policeman (uncredited)
  • Frank Moran

    as Convict (uncredited)
  • James C. Morton

    as Assembly Line Relief Man (uncredited)
  • Louis Natheaux

    as Burglar (uncredited)
  • J. C. Nugent

    as Department Store Section Manager (uncredited)
  • Russ Powell

    as Gypsy in Police Patrol Wagon (uncredited)
  • John Rand

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Harry Wilson

    as Worker (uncredited)
Art Charles D. Hall Production Design
Art Charles D. Hall Settings
Sound Alfred Newman Music Director
Writing Charlie Chaplin Screenplay
Directing Charlie Chaplin Director
Editing Charlie Chaplin Editor
Production Charlie Chaplin Producer
Sound Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer
Production Al Ernest Garcia Casting
Directing Carter DeHaven Assistant Director
Camera Roland Totheroh Director of Photography
Editing Willard Nico Editor
Art J. Russell Spencer Art Direction
Art J. Russell Spencer Settings
Directing Henry Bergman Assistant Director
Crew Frank Maher Sound Recordist
Camera Ira H. Morgan Director of Photography
Crew Bud Thackery Cinematography
Production Jack Wilson Production Manager
Sound Edward B. Powell Music Editor