A Tale of Two Movies: Charlie Chaplin, United Artists, and the Red Scare

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

Chaplin and his distribution company, United Artists, faced widespread public hostility toward his last American releases, "Monsieur Verdoux" and "Limelight". The combined distribution campaigns engineered for the films exemplify the interrelation of film economics, contemporary politics, and even critical reputation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-62
Number of pages16
JournalCinema Journal
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Red Scare
  • Film criticism
  • Hostility
  • Veterans
  • Movies
  • Communism
  • Telegrams
  • Cold wars
  • Political exploitation
  • Public sphere

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