(above) Paulette Goddard in a still from the department store skating sequence of the Chaplin film Modern Times (1936)
Smile (m. Charles Chaplin, w. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons)
Smile is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. In the lyrics, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile.
From the film Modern Times (1936), the final scene — Orchestra conducted by Alfred Neuman
Nat King Cole – 1954 single with B-side It’s Crazy (Capitol 2897)
Judy Garland Show, Episode #21, taped: 31 January 1964, aired: 16 February 1964
Sunday Night at the Palladium, London – 8 November 1964
Dean Martin – probably from Dream With Dean, 1964