Born to parents who were both musical hall entertainers, the career path of Charlie Chaplin was set from an early age. He first trod the boards at an early age and was soon spotted by Fred Karno, being taken to America for the first time in 1910. Within three years he had been spotted by Mack Sennett and made his first film in 1914, Making A Living. It was his second film, Kid Auto Races At Venice that first introduced the world to The Tramp - the character that was to make Chaplin's reputation. By all accounts Chaplin stumbled on the look by accident; he was unhappy at the outfit he had been allocated in his role of press reporter and wandered into the wardrobe and picked out a new one for himself, complete with baggy trousers, a tight jacket, large shoes, a Derby hat and walking cane. To make hiumself appear older on screen, he added a moustache and in an instant had created one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history. This box set is positively packed with gems, films that showcase every talent Charlie Chaplin brought to the screen - acting, directing, writing and editing. There are just simply too many highlights to list - just put disc one into your palyer and prepare yourself for comedy at its very best.