Showing posts with label outtake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label outtake. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Short outtake from How To Make Movies (1918)


From The Kid/A Dog's Life, Image Entertainment, special feature about the construction of the Chaplin Studios.

This little clip was not included the version of the film we see today.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Outtake from THE IDLE CLASS (1921)


This footage was taken from a 1960s TV series called Hollywood & The Stars. The documentary has some other rare footage including a portion of a 1918 screen test with little Dorothy Rosher (later Joan Marsh) for The Bond, as well as clips of Charlie with visitors and rehearsing for City Lights.

See another deleted bowling alley scene from The Idle Class here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Outtake from A KING IN NEW YORK (1957)



British actress & singer Shani Wallis performs in this deleted scene from A King In New York.

Charlie wrote the music, lyrics, and, judging from the photos below, had a hand in the choreography as well.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Never-before-seen Chaplin film

My friend Dominique Dugros sent me these wonderful screen shots from a previously unknown (at least to me, and probably to most of you) short film that might possibly be a precursor to the 1918 never-released film How To Make Movies (or perhaps a remake or rehearsal of some sort). The film was part of a French documentary called La Naissance de Charlot by Serge Bromberg that came out in 2013. I don't recognize the man playing the butler and the film was shot on a set which doesn't look familiar to me either, so perhaps it was built specifically for this film. I also wonder if this could have been made during the Mutual period. Perhaps Charlie had the idea for it then and went back to it later. But my biggest question is: Why have we not seen this before?


Friday, November 8, 2013

Martha Raye cracks up Charlie in an outtake from Monsieur Verdoux


During the first days of filming, Martha had such hero worship for Chaplin that she found it difficult to do her work, so she decided to calm her fears by calling him “Chuck” and being a good sport, Charlie in turn called her “Maggie” (her real name was Margaret).  The two became fast friends. She would also yell “lunch!” if she felt Charlie was keeping everyone past lunchtime--something nobody else on the set would have had the nerve to do. According to others in the cast, it was sometimes difficult for “Chuck” & “Maggie” to get much accomplished when they had a scene together because they were too busy laughing and joking around.  Raye said many years later that she learned more from Chaplin than anyone else she had ever worked with and that working with him was like “working with God."


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Outtake from The Idle Class

Below are stills (or on set images) from a bowling alley sequence that was filmed (supposedly) for The Idle Class but never used.



Friday, September 6, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Outtake from THE COUNT (1916)


In the final film, Eric Campbell is seated in John Rand’s place, so Charlie doesn’t have to lean across Edna Purviance:


Monday, October 1, 2012

With Henry Bergman in an outtake from THE CIRCUS


Charlie was also wearing this robe in photos taken after the studio fire which destroyed the circus tent set in September, 1926.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Dance Of The Cleaning Ladies

Charlie is adorable in this outtake from Behind The Screen.
From the 1983 documentary, Unknown Chaplin

Monday, September 3, 2012

Still from the original “nun” ending of Modern Times in which the Gamin enters a convent. Chaplin shot this ending, but thankfully chose not to use it.