In 1957 Charlie Chaplin directed and starred in a film called A King in New York, which was a satire of the Communist witch hunt era in the United States. The movie was produced in Europe after Chaplin was exiled for his political views after the FBI had compiled a dossier on him.
Chaplin decided not to try and come back to America saying: “Whether I re-entered that unhappy country or not was of little consequence to me. I would like to have told them that the sooner I was rid of that hate-beleaguered atmosphere the better, that I was fed up of America’s insults and moral pomposity.”
A King In New York never aired in the United States until 1973.
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