End Of The Week Shorts #8.1 extract: Easy Street (1917)
As is common with Chaplin, a story of the little guy prevailing against all odds, a story that makes light of the darkest sides of life; poverty, drugs, violence and chaos.
With some brilliant comedic action set-pieces and a well established scenario, Easy Street is not only a hilarious spectacle, but a romantic and hopeful tale of change in a community. Having not seen a Chaplin picture in a while, this really hit home and was a pure joy to be immersed in. Yet another brilliant movie from one of the greatest figures in all of cinema.