The Cure

Charlie Chaplin's 1917 short film, The Cure, features a brief sequence during which Chaplin's tramp character visually alludes to Chabas's painting.

In a discussion of Chaplin's short Mutual films, Alan Vanneman describes the scene this way:

"While in his bathing suit, Chaplin strikes a pose from a once famous/infamous picture, September Morn. Supposedly, a publicist concocted the idea of hiring small boys to stare at the chaste nude while it was displayed in the window of a Manhattan gallery. September Morn was a near equal of American Gothic as a source of gags well into the fifties, but unlike Grant Wood's masterpiece it didn't survive the sixties. "

The complete film can be found at The Internet Archive.

Dublin Core

Title

The Cure

Subject

Charlie Chaplin
September Morn

Description

Charlie Chaplin's 1917 short film, The Cure, features a brief sequence during which Chaplin's tramp character visually alludes to Chabas's painting.

In a discussion of Chaplin's short Mutual films, Alan Vanneman describes the scene this way:

"While in his bathing suit, Chaplin strikes a pose from a once famous/infamous picture, September Morn. Supposedly, a publicist concocted the idea of hiring small boys to stare at the chaste nude while it was displayed in the window of a Manhattan gallery. September Morn was a near equal of American Gothic as a source of gags well into the fifties, but unlike Grant Wood's masterpiece it didn't survive the sixties. "

The complete film can be found at The Internet Archive.

Date

1917

Contributor

Internet Archive

Rights

Public Domain

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Duration

31 minutes

Producer

Henry P. Caulfield

Director

Charlie Chaplin

Citation

"The Cure," in September Morn Archive, Item #28, http://septembermorn.org/items/show/28 (accessed January 18, 2018).