Shoulder Arms
Shoulder Arms (1918)

This film was Charlie Chaplin's final contribution to the WWI effort. Chaplin is a member of the "Awkward Squad" and we first see him being put through his paces in training camp. He has problems with making a proper… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 20, 1918
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Ryan Cracknell
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Although it's been a long time since 1918, there are still lessons to be learned from Shoulder Arms.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Charlie gives his version of a recruit's absurd life.

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Byron Brubaker
Whether you served in the military or just learned to march in high school band, you'll appreciate the opening gags in boot camp with new recruit Charlie.… More
Chris Browning
Another of Chaplin's shorts from 1918, "Shoulder Arms" was his second million dollar film and proved extremely popular with troops returning… More
Eric Broome
The "Little Tramp" wardrobe is missing from this one, as soldier Charlie becomes an unlikely World War I hero. The funniest sequences involve… More
Ivan Descartin
Good Chaplin short with an adventure feel into it, but I'm a tad little disappointed when he found out that all of it's only a dream. Charlie Chaplin… More
Brandon Williamson
A mildly amusing, yet ultimately forgetful early film from the master of comedy, Charlie Chaplin. Sadly, Charlie's not on his A-game in this one. Most of… More
MJS MJS
A satirical film about World War I, which was still going on during its production. That?s some pretty bold subject matter, but the film was reportedly well… More