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The Bond  (1918)
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Syd Chaplin IMDB Database page about The Bond page about The Bond

Studio(s): - Charlie Chaplin Studios

Charlie Chaplin's 64th Film Released Sept. 29 1918.

The Bond was a film created by Charlie Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Load Committee for theatrical release to help sell U.S. Liberty Bonds during World War I. 

Made in 1918 with Edna Purviance, Albert Austin and Sydney Chaplin, the film has a distinctive visual motif set in a simple plain black set with starkly lit simple props and arrangements. The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond, to K.O. the Kaiser which Charlie does literally. 

There was also a British version with Uncle Sam replaced by John Bull and promotes War Bonds.




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