Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hide in Plain Sight




Charlie Chaplin in The Idle Class (1921)

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 W. C. Fields in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

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Mike Myers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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Chaplin's version of this routine was elegantly choreographed.  Fields' version was uproariously performed.  By comparison, Myers' version may come across as crass and overdone, but it still manages in its own way to amusingly elaborate on this longstanding premise.

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