V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Vagabond

V' 15

The Vagabond

Charlie Chaplin
USA, 1916
Fiction, 27min,

© Viennale

The Vagabond

Charlie Chaplin
USA, 1916
Fiction, 27min,

Actors: 
Charles Chaplin
The Saloon Violinist
Edna Purviance
The Gypsy Drudge
Eric Campbell
The Gypsy Chief
Charlotte Mineau
The Girl's Mother
Screenplay: 
Vincent Bryan
Charles Chaplin
Maverick Terrell
Camera: 
William C. Foster
Roland Totheroh
Frank D. Williams
Editor: 
Charles Chaplin
Decoration: 
George Cleethorpe

Production: 
Henry P. Caulfield, Charles Chaplin
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. 

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