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The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | | Short, Comedy | 12 April 1915 (USA)
The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director:

Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
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Cast

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Charles Chaplin ... Tramp
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Storyline

Charlie is a tramp on the road. A hobo manages to exchange Charlie's sandwich for a brick so Charlie must eat grass. The same hobo molests a farmer's daughter; Charlie comes to aid with the help of the brick. When two more hobos show up Charlie throws all three into a lake. The grateful girl takes Charlie home where he fails as a farmhand. He again helps drive off the hobos (who are now trying to break into the house). The girl's fiance arrives. Though a hero, Charlie, knowing he must go, writes a farewell note and leaves for the open road. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie on the Farm See more »

Filming Locations:

Niles, California, USA See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2014 through the Chaplin Essanay Project thanks to the financial support of The David Shepard. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, the note that "The Tramp" writes is shown twice. The two notes shown are in completely different handwriting and the word "good bye" is spelled differently. See more »

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Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Hat's Off (2005) See more »

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THE LITTLE MAN AGAINST THE ODDS
28 June 2001 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp will appear in his movies for the next 25 years as America's favorite movie star. More than just a comical character. Chaplin creates his own world, but reacts to events. He belongs to the 19th century in his ideas. But in the early 20th century, in his films, he plays the little man against the malevolent odds. The outsider fighting oppressive villains. He was the comedy of expression, specializing in minute perfection and precision. He alternated comedy and evoked pity and compassion.

The Tramp symbolized a certain class in early 20th century society.


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