The end of Chaplin's Burlesque On Carmen is its strongest part. It bears striking resemblance to Romeo and Juliet, but just when you think that Chaplin is going to conduct a major thematic experiment by diverging distantly from his traditional style, there is a hilarious twist that is as vintage Chaplin as anything I've ever seen. Nice work! #burlesque #film #history #CharlieChaplin #BurlesqueOnCarmen Check out our #NeoBurlesque #documentary #BurlesqueAReemergence #burlesquemovie
Cary Grant plays the role of Jack Clayton, an aristocrat who falls for this floozie from the wrong side of the tracks. A very young Cary Grant plays the object of Mae's affections and Edward Arnold is the circus owner and Mae's employer. The 29 year- old Cary Grant is ONE of her many love interests and he's the guy she ends up with.
There are misogynistic messages & jokes in some of Chaplin's earlier work, but none quite as overt as in this one. Near the beginning of the movie, as the band of gypsies are traveling, there is a scene where the mules & women are loading & an inter-title explains that "the mules are the ones with long ears." In case you couldn't tell, I guess. #burlesque #film #history #CharlieChaplin #BurlesqueOnCarmen Check out our #NeoBurlesque #documentary #BurlesqueAReemergence #burlesquemovie
Later in the film, Cary Grant's character, Jack, has been fooled into thinking Tira's cheated on him so he cancels their wedding on their wedding day. She sues him for breach of contract, so Grant's lawyer tries to tear down her character in court, as a defense. It only makes Grant fall for her all the more, and the misunderstanding is cleared up. #burlesque #film #history #MaeWest Check out our #NeoBurlesque #documentary #BurlesqueAReemergence #burlesquemovie