Charlie Chaplin entered movies in 1914. In 1916 he became the highest paid entertainer in the world, when he signed a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation for a salary of $670,000. Mutual built Chaplin his very own studio and allowed him total freedom to make twelve two-reel films during this fruitful twelve-month period. Not surprisingly, he had the time of his life, and recognised this period of film-making as the most inventive and liberating of his career. This disc, the second of two volumes, contains six of the Mutual Films - from the solo performance in 'One A.M.' reprising his classic stage drunk, to his inventive and balletic use of mechanical props in 'The Floorwalker'. In 'The Vagabond', his first minor masterpiece, Chaplin successfully combines pathos and comedy to create a lyrical love story.