|Pour Vous, 1934|
This is when Chaplin was thinking seriously about doing a Napoleon film. In the caption of the top left photo, he is telling Zimmer (according to my very loose translation): "Yes, I would make a film about Napoleon."
Marcel Achard claims to have assisted Chaplin with the gag in Modern Times where the feeding machine throws soup at Charlie. (Hollywood & the Foreign Touch by Harry Waldman). He may have also assisted in the dubbing of Chaplin's later talkies, inc. Monsieur Verdoux, into French.