Charlie Chaplin had a tragic childhood. His father died when he was just 12, due to alcohol abuse. His mother suffered from periodic bouts of insanity and was committed to a mental asylum. As a result, Charlie started working at a very early age to feed himself.
A 1915 American short silent comedy movie, in which Charlie is hired as a prop man and is soon demoted to a carpenter’s assistant at the Lockstone studio.
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