It’s ’cause it’s silent, get it?
…or City Lights, or The Gold Rush, or The Kid, or The Great Dictator. Even The Circus. Modern Times just happened to spring to mind first. Chaplin was a remarkable and innovative talent in every regard. Acting, directing, writing, editing, composing–the man could do it all. He was a one-man movie shop.
But above all else, the Tramp never fails at making the audience smile.