Sunnyside (1919) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sunnyside (1919)





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Charlie Chaplin's third film in his First National contract is a simple story of country life, an idyll, which contains two separate dream sequences. Charlie is a farm hand and general factotum at a combination farm, general store, and hotel. When Charlie falls into a stream, the dream sequences begin.


Charles Chaplin
as Farm handyman
Edna Purviance
as Village Belle
Henry Bergman
as Villager/Edna's Father
Tom Terriss
as Young Man from the City
Loyal Underwood
as Fat Boy's Father

Critic Reviews for Sunnyside

All Critics (1)

Pokes fun at small-town rural America and its hypocritical pieties.

August 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sunnyside

I first watched this short with my three cousins-in-law; Charley, Max and Skylar and it literally stopped them in the middle of a game of Gogos and captivated them the entire 29 minutes! They were literally laughing and thoroughly intrigued by the simple yet engrossing story and the force that was Chaplin! I myself really enjoyed the short too and happy with "Sunnyside" just as much as the kids were. It features two dream sequences that Chaplin frequently used as a creative tool and features a simplistic love story with some heart as well as his humor. Another great Chaplin short that, as experienced first hand by myself, is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone no matter their age!

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer


"Sunnyside" has more heart than some other Chaplin shorts, plus a wonderful sequence where a knocked-out Charlie hallucinates a meadow frolic with four comely nymphs. Plenty of good animal jokes, too.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer


The weakest Chaplin short I've seen, with lack of narrative focus and the romance between Chaplin and Purviance looked uninspired. But the opening sequence was very funny and maybe the dream scene inspired the one in "The Kid".

Ivan Descartin
Ivan Descartin

Super Reviewer

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