The Tramp (film)

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The Tramp
The Tramp poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Produced by Jess Robbins
Written by Charlie Chaplin
Starring Charlie Chaplin
Edna Purviance
Cinematography Harry Ensign
Edited by Charlie Chaplin
Distributed by Essanay Studios
General Film Company
Release date(s)
  • April 11, 1915 (1915-04-11)
Running time 32 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (Original titles)

The Tramp is Chaplin's sixth film for Essanay Studios in 1915. Directed by Chaplin, it was the fifth and last film made at Essanay's Niles, California studio.[1] The Tramp marked the beginning of The Tramp character most known today, even though Chaplin played the character in earlier films. This film marked the first departure from his more slapstick character in the earlier films, with a sad ending and showing he cared for others, rather than just himself. The film co-stars Edna Purviance as the farmer's daughter and Ernest Van Pelt as Edna's father. The outdoor scenes were filmed on location near Niles.

Plot[edit]

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) finds the girl of his dreams and works on a family farm. He helps defend the farm against criminals, and all seems well, until he discovers the girl of his dreams already has a boyfriend. Unwilling to be a problem in their lives, he takes to the road, though he is seen skipping and swinging his cane as if happy to be back on the road where he knows he belongs.

Cast[edit]

The Tramp on the road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Tramp". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 

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