Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Chaplin vs. Keaton Dancing: Who was better?
Chaplin, on the other hand, continued to proper and create through the 1940s, 50s,and 60s and retired to Switzerland with a nice nest egg and a huge family and estate. Harold Lloyd made more movies and more money than both Chaplin and Keaton and had one of the biggest homes in Hollywood. He retired wealthy and happy, but his films were all but forgotten until only recently.
Of the three, Chaplin gets the most press for being the king of silent comedy, but all three were pioneers in their field. They each created a unique character and really didn't compete with each other.
The video above shows various clips of Chaplin and Keaton dancing, but it leaves out some of his best routines from Limelight. They both were physically adept and trained in that type of comedy with huge portfolios of gags and moves.