Movie House Memories

Chaplin (1992)

Episode #65

TriStar Pictures released Chaplin to theaters on January 8, 1993. Richard Attenborough directs the film which stars Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, and Paul Rhys.

Chaplin Movie Summary

Chaplin is based upon the book, My Autobiography, by Charles Chaplin. The film recounts the life of the legendary actor, producer, composer and director. The story begins with an elderly Charlie (Oscar nominated Robert Downey Jr.) recounting his life story to a writer (Anthony Hopkins).

We are then taken back to Charlie’s earliest childhood memory of performing. His Mother (played by Charlie’s real daughter, Geraldine Chaplin) is striking out on stage as she attempts to sing a song. Young Charlie sees her struggling and hops on stage, winning over the audience.

Charlie’s Father, Charles Chaplin Sr. suffered from severe alcoholism that would take his life at a young age. The Senior Chaplin left his wife, son and stepson, Sydney when Charlie was only a year old. The mental health of his Mother slowly deteriorated and she spent time institutionalized.

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