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The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 12 April 1915 (USA)
The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

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Charlie is a tramp on the road. A hobo manages to exchange Charlie's sandwich for a brick so Charlie must eat grass. The same hobo molests a farmer's daughter; Charlie comes to aid with the help of the brick. When two more hobos show up Charlie throws all three into a lake. The grateful girl takes Charlie home where he fails as a farmhand. He again helps drive off the hobos (who are now trying to break into the house). The girl's fiance arrives. Though a hero, Charlie, knowing he must go, writes a farewell note and leaves for the open road. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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12 April 1915 (USA)  »

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Charlie on the Farm  »

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The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project thanks to the financial support of The David Shepard. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, the note that "The Tramp" writes is shown twice. The two notes shown are in completely different handwriting and the word "good bye" is spelled differently. See more »

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Satire and Wit
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loosely based on Jacob and Rebekkeh from Bible. This is a comical love story where a man gets what he wants in spite of all obstacles. The Tramp delivers humor that bends the rules of his time period. This film influenced many future great comics. It has clever satire about society and pokes good fun at romance. Not his best but still a classic worth watching.

Be sure to watch when your wide awake. Chaplins films obviously lack the sound and picture quality of todays pictures. If you give it a go it won't disappoint.

If your looking to be impressed check out The Great Dictator and for a lot of fun watch Modern Times. Another great film by another director is Metropolis, this is a definite 10!


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