Saturday, February 23, 2013

Still from the original ending of Pay Day (1922)


This original closing scene showed Charlie drying himself (& his clothes) next to a radiator. Chaplin deleted this ending when he reissued the film in the 1970s.  The original version can still be seen on the Image Entertainment "First National Collection" which is now out-of-print but can still be found on eBay or Amazon. I recommend it if you can find it at a reasonable price. This set is unique because the films have nearly been restored to their original release versions. The Kid and A Dog's Life are not included with this collection and are sold as a separate set. This version of The Kid includes all of the scenes that were later deleted by Chaplin in 1971. To my knowledge this is the only way to see the original 1921 version of the film.

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