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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)
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)

Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Marion Davies, Clara Bow, 'Fatty' Arbuckle on TCM
 (From Alt Film Guide. 17 November 2010, 6:27 PM, PST)

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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 ... Bit Part in Church Scene (uncredited)
Monta Bell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Edith Bostwick ... Congregation Member (uncredited)
George Bradford ... Bit Part in Church Scene (uncredited)
William Carey ... Bit Part in Church Scene (uncredited)
George Carruthers ... Bit Part in Church Scene (uncredited)

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

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


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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:
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 (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 »
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Soundtrack:
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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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