People: Jan. 13, 1967

Alas, it seems that Charlie Chaplin, 77, has not kept up with modern times. After A Countess from Hong Kong, his first film since 1957's A King in New York, had its world premiere in London, the critics emerged in a rattle of pans. "The heart of the film lies pickled in the formaldehyde of the Thirties," wrote the Sun, and the Daily Sketch mourned: "It croaks and creaks like an aged mechanical toy." Director Chaplin, who played only a cameo role in Countess and left the acting to Sophia Loren and Marlon Brando, said that he couldn't care less about...

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