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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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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 »
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(6 articles)
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Chaplin the Curate 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)

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Trivia:
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 a couple of his later films, but this was their last major acting work together.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 »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Chaplin the Curate, 23 September 2004
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

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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