Monday, September 3, 2012

The Nonsense Song from MODERN TIMES--Uncut Version

Here is the complete, uncut version of the nonsense song from Modern Times. Chaplin deleted the final verse of this song prior to a 1954 reissue (the deleted verse is around the 3:35 mark).


  1. Do you think this was recorded as he sung it on the set or did he record the song in a studio and he mimed it? Thanks-

    1. My understanding is that Charlie performed the song live on the set with the real orchestra playing off-camera, not in the background.

  2. That's the way I understand it, too, Jess.

  3. BTW, sorry for what looks like self-censorship; this has happened to me before, where my comment shows up in multiple. I don't get what I'm doing wrong, but then I'm not the most tech-savvy...

  4. Oh my god. I always heard that the girl pawns the ring but I never quite understood how that made sense. This extra shot makes the entire thing come together. Thank you!