Showing posts with label Marcel Achard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marcel Achard. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chaplin with French screenwriters Marcel Achard and Bernard Zimmer, 1934

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.