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

Phyllis, come out here!|Come out!

Where do you think you're going?|You nitwit!

Phyllis! Stop that now!

Do you want me to scratch?

That's not Phyllis.

Where's Phyllis?

Oh, there she is!

Are you awake?

Your husband said to look in on you.

- Who?|- Your husband.

He said to warm up|some chicken soup for you.


Let me help you. Come on.

You haven't eaten a thing all day.

A nice warm soup will do you good.

Thank you, no.

Your wife won't eat.

Well, that's a blessing|to a poor married man.

How do you feel?

Much better, thank you.


Pay no attention|to this wife business.

It's a front of respectability|for the new housemaid.

However, as soon as you get well|you'll be free and divorced.

I think I'm well enough now.

Not quite. I think|you'd better stay another day or so.

You're very kind.

I think I'm able to get back|to my room now.

I'm afraid that isn't possible.


Mrs. Alsop's rented it.|The people are moving in today.

Oh, I see.

However you're welcome to stay here|until you know what you want to do.

What can I do? I'm helpless.

Why didn't you let me die|and get it over with!

That's no way to talk. You're alive|and you better make the most of it.

I'm destitute. Ill.


I don't know what's wrong with you,

but if you're ill,|and if it's what Mrs. Alsop thinks,

you should do something about it.|It isn't hopeless.

If it's, uh...

You know what I'm talking about.

I don't think I do.

Well, let me put it this way.

A young girl, alone,|thrown into the world, gets ill.

If it's anything like that,|you can be cured.

There's a new drug performing|miracles, curing thousands.

If it's anything of that nature|don't be afraid to tell,

maybe I can help.

I'm an old sinner,|nothing shocks me.

It's nothing like that.

Are you sure?

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