Synopsis: Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Charles Chaplin
Production: Criterion Collection
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
137 min

Then she'll have to stay|where she is.

What? And scandalize my household!

We could be man and wife|for all anyone knows.

Oh, could you?|Well, you'd better not be.

You'd better get rid of her,|and quick.

Man and wife!

You watch out for that hussy.

She's no good. And she's been sick|since she came here.

It wouldn't be dandruff, would it?


I am an animal trainer

A circus entertainer

Lions, tigers and wild boar

In my wild career

Some say it was beer

And lost my whole menagerie

I got a bright idea

through my underwear

A thought occurred to me

So why not train a flea

And through the jungle roam

to be found right here at home

I found one but I won't say where

And educated him with care

all the facts of life

And then he found himself a wife

I give them board and lodging free

And every night they dine off me

They don't eat caviar or cake

But they enjoy a good rump steak

Off my anatomy

It is an odd sensation

Around the old plantation

Now I'm as happy as can be

you see

They're both supporting me

I've the greatest show on earth

And get your money's worth

Those educated fleas

On the flying trapeze

Don't scratch or make a fuss

Some budding genius

Phyllis! Henry! Stop that!

What do you think you're doing?

You ought to be ashamed|of yourselves, fighting like that!

Alright. Phyllis, stay in the box!|Henry!

You should have done that|before I opened the box.

Do you hear? Come on!

Do you want me to squeeze?

Stop that now!

Come up from there!

Phyllis, you hear?|Remember you're on a diet.

Phyllis, have you gone mad?

Stop that, do you hear? Stop it!

Phyllis, do you hear?|Come up at once! You go too far!

Phyllis, what are you doing?

Crazy little creature!

Phyllis, Henry wants you.

Come, Phyllis.

Phyllis, stop that.

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