Immigrant

V' 15

The Immigrant

Charlie Chaplin
USA, 1917
Fiction, 25min, kein Dialog

© Viennale

The Immigrant

Charlie Chaplin
USA, 1917
Fiction, 25min, kein Dialog

Cast: 
Charles Chaplin
Immigrant
Edna Purviance
Immigrant
Eric Campbell
The Head Waiter
Albert Austin
A Diner
Henry Bergman
The Artist
Screenplay: 
Vincent Bryan
Charles Chaplin
Maverick Terrell
Camera: 
William C. Foster
Roland Totheroh
Editor: 
Charles Chaplin
Composer: 
Michael Mortilla
Decoration: 
George Cleethorpe

Production: 
Charles Chaplin, Harry P. Caulfield, John Jasper
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

THE IMMIGRANT fled on a ship to America. Poor and hungry he rejoices over a coin that he finds – without noticing, that it is his own last penny, that fell out through a hole in his pocket. Chaplin’s iconic character of the „tramp“ already embodies this migrating movement by film titles like THE VAGABOND. The underdog tries to survive in a hostile world and to stay humane at the same time. With slapstick and humanism, these films tell of a time, when in consequence of the First World War another big wave of refugees was rolling from Europe to America.