Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies: A 5-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Collection of 12 Restored Films From the Blackhawk Films Collection, Presented by Flicker Alley

by Michael Covino

In the newly restored comedies that Charlie Chaplin made for Mutual Films in 1916 and 1917, Chaplin has rarely looked better—in fact, probably not since 1916 and ‘17. The Mutual two-reelers followed his stints at Keystone, where in 1914 Chaplin introduced the baggy-trousered, mustachioed Tramp with the bowler and the cane,  and then at Essanay, where he made his first great comedic short, The Tramp . Continue reading