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
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Restoration work was carried out at Lobster Films laboratory in 2014. Scanned at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.
The Tramp (1915) has been restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologne and Lobster Films in collaboration with Film Preservation Associates, from a nitrate dupe negative preserved at the Danish Film Institute.
Some fragments were added from a safety fine grain in the Blackhawk Collection preserved at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Intertitles have been reconstructed from an incomplete original nitrate print and a Kodascope Libraries print of 1920s. See more »
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 »
A two-reel Charlie Chaplin release, with the famous comic hero a "Knight of the Road" and again rescuing a beauty in distress with the aid of his trusty brick, this latest addition to the Chaplin series is a laugh-getter of the first rank. Nearly all of the situations and bits of business are clean, honest fun, and the few seconds of vulgarity which Mr. Chaplin permits himself should be cut from the film. - The Moving Picture World, May 1, 1915
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