All’s Well That Ends Well – Missing and Alternate Endings of Chaplin Movies

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Almost every artist agrees that it’s easy to begin a work of art but it’s much harder to give it a good finish. When looking at Chaplin’s career, the same tendency can be seen. The final scenes of his movies were often reshot, reimagined and reconstructed, marked by drastic changes and sudden decisions. This time, I’m going to have a closer look at five of his films where the endings we know of today might not be the ones originally intended.

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When Joan Crawford Was Fifth Fiddle – Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

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There was a time when both Joan Crawford and Frank Capra were working for the success of the very same man. He was none other than Harry Langdon, one of the most popular comedians of the 1920s. Just like many others, he started his career under the supervision of Mack Sennett and by 1926 he was confident enough to settle his own production company. Many say this was the beginning of his decline. It may be so, but one thing is for sure: it was also the beginning of Joan Crawford’s rise.

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