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Charlie Chaplin's "The Bond"

1918

Charlie Chaplin's 64th Film Released Sept. 29 1918 The Bond was a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements. The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond, to K.O. the Kaiser which Charlie does literally. There was also a British version with Uncle Sam replaced by John Bull and promotes War Bonds. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0008907/


The Bond is a propaganda film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Loan Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. War bond during World War I.
Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements. The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond, to knockout the Kaiser which Charlie does literally.
There was also a United Kingdom version with Uncle Sam replaced by John Bull and promotes War Bonds.

Cast

  • Albert Austin as Friend
  • Charlie Chaplin as Charlie
  • Sydney Chaplin as Wilhelm II of Germany
  • Edna Purviance as Charlie's Wife

Media

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Image:Charlie Chaplin, bond of friendship, 1918.ogg|A video clip from the silent film, "The Bond" (1918)
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Image:Charlie Chaplin, The Bond, 1918.ogg|A video clip from the silent film, "The Bond" (1918)
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Category:1918 films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Charlie Chaplin
Category:American World War I propaganda films
Category:American silent short films
Category:American films
Category:Articles containing video clips

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