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The Pilgrim (1923)

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

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The Girl
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The Pilgrim / Lefty Lombard
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Eloper / Train Conductor / Little Boy's Father (as Sydney Chaplin)
Mai Wells ...
Little Boy's Mother (as ?)
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Little Boy (as Dinky Reisner)
Charles Reisner ...
Crook (as Chuck Reisner)
Tom Murray ...
Sheriff Bryan
Kitty Bradbury ...
Girl's Mother
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Deacon Jones
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Small Deacon
Henry Bergman ...
Sheriff on Train / Man In Railroad Station
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Storyline

When Charlie escapes from prison he dons a preacher's clothes. By mistake he becomes the new minister for the town of Devil's Gulch. Later, discovered as the convict, the sheriff takes Charlie to the Mexican border where he can choose to return, a convict, or face Mexican bandits at war with each other. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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4 Great Reels

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26 February 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пилигрим  »

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(re-release) (1950s) | (TCM print) | (original)

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(Westrex Recording System) (1959 re-issue)|

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1.33 : 1
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This was the last film in which Charles Chaplin co-starred with Edna Purviance. Chaplin would direct and have a cameo in her next film, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) and produce her lost film, A Woman of the Sea (1926), and she would have cameos in his later films Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and Limelight (1952), but this was their last major acting work together. See more »

Goofs

The amount and pattern of icing on the hat changes between shots. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Words and Music by Charles Chaplin
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Chaplin the Curate
23 September 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Having escaped from prison for a crime that is never mentioned, The Tramp disguises himself as a pastor as he heads for Texas. Arriving from train, he is quickly mistaken as the new curator / priest that the small town is expecting. The Tramp is once again placed into a situation that he was act his way out of. Finding himself in the middle of a sermon, The Tramp must perform is way off stage to convince the town that he a priest. The ending, although meant to be funny, is more political that humor. The 1920's outlook on Mexico was the same as it was since the end of the Mexican American War in the 1840's. The audience laughs as we see Mexico and its people as savage and unpredictable as ever. Although the Tramp survives to fight another day, he manages to throw a political message out to the audience before the end of the movie.


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