|Directed by||Charles Chaplin|
|Written by||Charles Chaplin|
Olive Ann Alcorn
|Edited by||Charles Chaplin|
|Distributed by||First National
Associated First National Pictures (1922) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
Fox Video (1992) (USA) (VHS)
Madacy Entertainment (1997-1999) (USA) (VHS & DVD)
Image Entertainment (2000) (USA) (DVD)
Koch Vision (2000) (USA) (DVD)
MK2 Diffusion (2001) (World-wide) (all media)
Reel Media International (2004) (USA) (video)
Warner Home Video (2004) (USA) (DVD)
Reel Media International (2007) (World-wide) (all media)
|June 15, 1919|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Charlie works on a farm from 4am to late at night. He gets his food on the run (milking a cow into his coffee, holding an chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs). His love interest in the village is the girl played by Edna Purviance. He loves her, but is disliked by her father. He rides a cow into a stream and is kicked off. Unconscious, he dreams of a nymph dance. Back in reality a city slicker is hurt in a car crash and is being cared for by Edna. He appears to have an eye for Edna too. Chaplin tries to win her back. When Charlie is rejected after attempting to imitate the slicker, the result is ambiguous—either tragic or a happy ending. Critics have long argued as to whether the final scene is real or a dream.
- Charles Chaplin - Farm handyman
- Edna Purviance - Village Belle
- Tom Wilson - Boss
- Henry Bergman - Villager and Edna's Father
- Olive Ann Alcorn - Nymph
- Tom Wood - Fat Boy
- Loyal Underwood - Fat Boy's Father
- Tammie Harding Barlow - Dancer #3
- Helen McDonough - Dancer
The June 16, 1919 issue of the New York Times contains this review:
|“||"Charlie Chaplin is at the Strand in his latest—"Sunnyside"—so, of course, those who go there will laugh. Chaplin is a farm hand and country hotel clerk this time. He is at his best when depending upon his inimitable pantomime, and least amusing when indulging in slap-stick, in which he is not distinguished from countless other comedians. There is cleverness in "Sunnyside" and good pantomime, but, also, too much slap-stick.||”|
- Scott, A. O. (February 7, 2005). "We're Sorry". The New York Times. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
- Chaplin, Lita Grey; Vance, Jeffrey (1998). Wife of the Life of the Party: A Memoir. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 24. ISBN 0-8108-3432-4.
- Porter, Jenelle (2010). Dance with Camera. University of Pennsylvania: Institute of Contemporary Art. p. 148.
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