Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy. Run time: 87 mins.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer
New audio commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson
Two new visual essays, by Chaplin historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
New program on the film's visual and sound effects
Interview from 1992 with Modern Times music arranger David Raksin
Chaplin Today: "Modern Times" (2004), a half-hour program
Two segments removed from the film
Three theatrical trailers
"All at Sea" (1933), a home movie by Alistair Cooke featuring Charlie Chaplin
"The Rink" (1916), a Chaplin two-reeler highlighting his skill on wheels
"For the First Time" (1967), a Cuban documentary short
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Saul Austerlitz and more!