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Alfred Reeves (I) (1876–1946)

Was an English musical-hall performer, who took 20 year old Charlie Chaplin under his wing, bringing him to America in 1910. One of their acts was entitled 'The Wow-wows, or A Night in a London Secret Society' in which Charlie appeared as a village busybody. It was at this time that he began developing his famous tramp character which eventually ... See full bio »

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The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush Production Manager
Modern Times
Modern Times Production Manager
The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator Production Manager
City Lights
City Lights Production Manager


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 1940 The Great Dictator (production manager - uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times (general production manager - uncredited)
 1931 City Lights (production manager - uncredited)
 1925 The Gold Rush (production manager - 1942 version)
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 1919 A Day's Pleasure (Short)
Man in Street Scene (uncredited)
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short)
Man at Bar (uncredited)

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Chaplin's costume originally was a satire-sort-of-thing on the English gentleman. The English actor especially. All the actor needed to be dressed up was a clean collar, a shave and a cane. He could be without a bob, but he'd still consider himself all togged out with some place to go. See more »

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