Almost a century later Charlie Chaplin is still revered as one of the greatest comedians of all time, and a true pioneer of early cinema. A 'full-stack' actor, Chaplin actually wrote, directed, produced and edited the majority of the films he starred in. If you're familiar with 'The Great Dictator' 'The Kid' or 'Modern Times' why not try later works like 'Monsieur Verdoux' 'Limelight' or 'A King in New York'?
Three Chaplin silent comedies "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms", and "The Pilgrim" are strung together to form a single feature length film. Chaplin provides new music, narration, and a small amount of new connecting material. "Shoulder Arms" is now described as taking place in a time before "the atom bomb".
Charlie competes with his fellow shop assistant. He is fired by the pawnbroker and rehired. He nearly destroys everything in the shop and and himself. He helps capture a burglar. He destroys a client's clock while examining it in detail.