February 13, 1978 12:00 PM

Charlie Chaplin’s films have never really gone into mothballs. But his death is sure to bring a new round of revivals, and these two classics—which will be double-billed in many major cities—are perhaps his most accessible work. Both of them are very funny and very touching. But they are also full of rage—at the terrible arrogance that started World War II in The Great Dictator (1940) and at the dehumanizing side effects of an industrial society in Modern Times (1936). (G)

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