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4.0
215 Ratings
08
Jun

Easy Street

directed by Charlie Chaplin
United States, 1917
  • 24
  • Silent
  • English

Synopsis

In the city slums, a reformed tramp becomes a police constable—and goes toe to toe with a huge thug who dominates the street.

Our take

We’re pleased to begin a new series on Charlie Chaplin’s Mutual shorts, now restored in HD! After signing with Mutual in 1916—with an unheard-of salary and his own studio!—Chaplin continued his artistic surge, and Easy Street is one of his best loved works of this period, tart with comic invention.