The Immigrant

Charlie Chaplin
USA 1917
25 min

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. 

  • Charles Chaplin - Immigrant
  • Edna Purviance - Immigrant
  • Eric Campbell - The Head Waiter
  • Albert Austin - A Diner
  • Henry Bergman - The Artist
  • Vincent Bryan
  • Maverick Terrell
  • Charles Chaplin
  • William C. Foster
  • Roland Totheroh
  • Charles Chaplin
  • Michael Mortilla
  • George Cleethorpe
Charles Chaplin, Harry P. Caulfield, John Jasper
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