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The Vagabond (1916)

 -  Short | Comedy | Romance  -  10 July 1916 (USA)
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After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in... See full summary »

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After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl's real mother. The mother and the artist arrive in a chauffeured auto and offer Charlie money for his services, money which he rejects. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Gipsy Life  »

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The camera and cameraman are reflected in the car window as Edna is riding with the Artist. See more »

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Referenced in Unknown Chaplin: The Happiest Years (1983) See more »

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David Jeffers for SIFFblog.com
10 September 2007 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Monday September 10, 7:00 pm, The Paramount Theater, Seattle

A clear departure from his work with Keystone and Essanany, Charles Chaplin's third production for Mutual Film Corporation, The Vagabond (1916) demonstrates a turn toward the more complex story development and balanced content found in early features such as, A Dog's Life (1918) and The Kid (1921).

A saloon violinist (Chaplin) plays outside a small establishment, then solicits the patrons who mistake him for a member of the band also playing. He flees the ensuing altercation and discovers a waif, The Gypsy Drudge (Edna Purviance), held captive by cruel gypsies on a country road. He plays for her until the Chief (Eric Campbell) appears and beats them both. Charlie rescues the girl who is later discovered by a traveling artist. When her portrait is seen my her mother in a gallery the girl is rescued. Charlie is left alone, but the girl realizes her true love and returns for him.


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