Film graduate, cat person
An odd one for Charlie Chaplin, especially as his second feature-length. As the opening credits warn, not only does Chaplin not appear (except in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo) but this is not a comedy, rather a tragedy. It's also a fairly ambitious film, eschewing much of the broad gesture typical of the early twenties, in favour of a sort of social realism.
The plot fits into a standard morality play structure. A young girl moves to the big city (in this…