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Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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Release Date:
26 February 1923 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
4 Great Reels
Plot:
The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
Chaplin and clowning on the big screen: archive, 1 September 1923
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 31 August 2015, 9:30 PM, PDT)

Chaplin or The Weight of Myth
 (From MUBI. 22 July 2014, 5:42 AM, PDT)

Robert Altman: The Hollywood Interview
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 15 February 2013, 1:43 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
better than average fare from Chaplin See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edna Purviance ... The Girl

Charles Chaplin ... The Pilgrim

Syd Chaplin ... Eloper / Train Conductor / Little Boy's Father (as Sydney Chaplin)
Mai Wells ... Little Boy's Mother (as ?)
Dean Riesner ... Little Boy (as Dinky Reisner)
Charles Reisner ... Crook (as Chuck Reisner)
Tom Murray ... Sheriff
Kitty Bradbury ... Girl's Mother
Mack Swain ... Large Deacon
Loyal Underwood ... Small Deacon
Henry Bergman ... Sheriff on Train / Man In Railroad Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phyllis Allen ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Frank Antunez ... Bandit (uncredited)
Sarah Barrows ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Monta Bell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Edith Bostwick ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
George Bradford ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
William Carey ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
George Carruthers ... Congregation Member (uncredited)

Mickey Daniels ... Sniffling Kid in Church (uncredited)

Marion Davies ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Laddie Earle ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
J. Espan ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Miss Evans ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Callie Frey ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Della Glowner ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Lee Glowner ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Theresa Gray ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
F.F. Guenste ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Charles Hafler ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Mary Hamlett ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Cecile Harcourt ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Martha Harris ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Anna Hicks ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Harry Hicks ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Carl Jensen ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Mrs. C. Johnson ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Ethel Kennedy ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Emily Lamont ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Florence Latimer ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Raymond Lee ... Boy in Congregation (uncredited)
Frank Liscomb ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Agnes Lynch ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Paul Mason ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Jack McCredie ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Beth Nagel ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Donnabelle Ouster ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Catherine Parrish ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Mildred Pitts ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Tom Ray ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Carlyle Robinson ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Edna Rowe ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Georgia Sherart ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Mabel Shoulters ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
James J. Smith ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Robert Traughbur ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Louis Troester ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Joe Van Meter ... Bandit (uncredited)
Rose Wheeler ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
S.D. Wilcox ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
Paul Wilkins ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
S.W. Williams ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
H. Wolfinger ... Congregation Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Chaplin  written by

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Reisner .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Wilson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mother Vinot .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Toraichi Kono .... driver: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nellie Bly Baker .... secretary: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
Elsie Codd .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Tom Harrington .... assistant: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Germany:39 min (re-release) (1950s) | USA:40 min (TCM print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) (1959 re-issue) | Silent
Certification:
USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The bratty boy was played by Dean Riesner, associate director Charles Reisner's son. In later years, Dean recounted how he did not want to slap Charles Chaplin's face, even though the story called for him to do so. So Chaplin and his brother/co-star Sydney Chaplin continually slapped each other's faces to convince Riesner what fun it was.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount and pattern of icing on the hat changes between shots.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Seeing Stars (1922)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm Bound for TexasSee more »

FAQ

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
better than average fare from Chaplin, 3 May 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film was one of three that were later combined by Chapin into a compilation that was released to theaters in the late 1950s under the title "The Chaplin Review".

The film, though a short, was a very complete story and had a lot more depth than earlier Chaplin shorts. In other words, less emphasis was placed on sight gags and more on the story itself. As a result, it played almost like on of his full-length films.

Charlie is an escaped prisoner--an odd situation for Chaplin, I would think. However, being the good guy at heart, he is able to reform himself through the course of the film and live up to the image he created by the 1920s of the lovable Little Tramp (as opposed to the earlier incarnations which were often much more violent and mean).

This film is beautiful technically and I have nothing negative to say. It's a fine short film.

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