Chaplin in 1956

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Chaplin in 1956

PostSun May 21, 2017 8:22 am

It is rather unusual to see a ad for a reissue of THE KID that took place in 1956. Chaplin did not have any control of these sitautions and I would like to be able to see this version no matter if it was visually ugly. From Rosario, Argentina, in November 1956.

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PostSun May 21, 2017 10:55 am

I'm most intrigued by the name of the theater. Was Bristol supposed to be an avatar of luxury?

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PostSun May 21, 2017 11:24 am

Hey, Paris has "Indiana Cafes."

Which serve Tex-Mex food, incidentally.
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PostSun May 21, 2017 11:28 am

Mike Gebert wrote:Hey, Paris has "Indiana Cafes."

Which serve Tex-Mex food, incidentally.


Do les Apaches eat there?

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PostSun May 21, 2017 2:20 pm

"Unofficial" reissues of Chaplin's features did occur in the 40s, 50s, and 60s (and still do to this day, of course). While I understand Chaplin's dissatisfaction in such screenings (he had showings of the "original" GOLD RUSH prohibited in the 50s), ultimately they probably helped him stay in the public eye, at a time when his production of new films had become sporadic, to say the least.
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PostSun May 21, 2017 3:53 pm

I remember seeing "The Kid" as the first half on a programme in Melbourne back in the 1970's. I particularly remembered it as it was a different version from what was later released on videotape and subsequent DVD.
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Re: Chaplin in 1956

PostWed May 24, 2017 2:08 pm

Here is an article/comparison of a British 1950's reissue of THE KID with the common version we all know.
Perhaps could be the same version shown in Argentina...?

http://www.ednapurviance.org/chaplinmov ... hekid.html
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PostWed May 24, 2017 3:02 pm

jjbluecaps wrote:Here is an article/comparison of a British 1950's reissue of THE KID with the common version we all know.
Perhaps could be the same version shown in Argentina...?

http://www.ednapurviance.org/chaplinmov ... hekid.html" target="_blank


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PostWed May 24, 2017 8:05 pm

James... the above poster indicates that the film was 7 reels long. Fernando Martín Peña, who still has a copy of that version told me that they are actually the original 6 reels presented in 7. The source of the print was probably the original as it was preserved in Argentina at that time and it is probably similar to the one offered by Reel Classics.

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