Watch Chalie Chaplin’s “The Rink” Online
Need an afternoon pick me up? Why not spare twenty minutes and what Charlie Chaplin’s delightful short “The Rink” (1916).
Chaplin’s earliest short films have a certain insouciance, a carefree playfulness, that gets lost in his later feature work when he’s loaded down by the demands of complex narrative. Given that Chaplin’s genius is a physical one, a dazzling kinetic grace, what could have more potential for greatness than Chaplin on roller skates?