Saturday, July 20, 2013

With Konrad Bercovici, Chaplin Studios, c. early-mid '20s



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  1. Now, if memory serves....this is the guy that said Chaplin used HIS ideas for Modern Times, correct? I don't feel like fishing out the books, but didn't they end up in court in the late thirties?

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  2. It was actually The Great Dictator. Bercovici claimed the idea and the script were his own. He filed a multi-million dollar suit against Charlie in 1947 that was settled out of court.

    There was a plagiarism suit brought against Charlie in the late thirties by a man who wrote a book called "Against Gray Walls." I can't remember his name, but he claimed that Charlie lifted the plot of Modern Times from his book. Charlie won that case.

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