29 November 2009

Chaplin on cocaine

The sale and distribution of cocaine has been illegal in America since 1914. This scene from Charlie Chaplin's classic 1936 film Modern Times illustrates the importance of avoiding hard drugs, or imprisonment, or something like that.

[See also: Never do cocaine with Woody Allen]

1 comment:

Alastair Penn said...

ha ha, that was actually pretty funny. I've never paid much attention to Charlie Chaplin before, I put him in the same category as the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges who I don't find funny at all. But this clip had me laughing out loud (LOL'ing even!). Must track this movie down and watch it in full. Thanks for the eye-opener.