Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

‘Modern Times’ premieres in New York City 80 years ago this hour (Feb 5 1936)

Video: 'Modern Times' trailer

(Wednesday, February 5, 1936, 8:30 p.m. EST) — The gala world premiere of Modern Times, a comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world, was held tonight at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

The film starred Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford and Chester Conklin.

‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy/I Saw Her Standing There’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Feb 5 1966)

Video: 'The Beatles Episode 20'

(Saturday, February 5, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EST) — While the Beatles are visiting Bavaria, George goofs up by bragging that he is the Liverpool Champion ice skater, and later, after much walking and sight-seeing in Madrid, John and Paul stop at Joses Jideaway for a rest on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.

‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ released in U.S. theaters 60 years ago today (Feb 5 1956)

Video: 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 science fiction film + trailer audio eng) - Don Siegel' (16 videos)

(Wednesday, February 5, 1956)Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a science fiction film about soulless pods that take over the inhabitants of a small California town, was released in the U.S. today.

Directed by Don Siegel, the film starred Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan and Carolyn Jones.