By George Basler The year 1916 was a big one for Charlie Chaplin. Already famous, Chaplin became the highest paid entertainer in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corp. for the then-astounding annual salary of $670,000. Equally important: Mutual allowed the actor/director total artistic freedom to make 12 two-reel films. The result was an artistic breakthrough for the comic and budding cinematic genius. Four films from the landmark Mutual era will be shown Saturday (April 13) at The Forum in downtown Binghamton as part of...
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