The Immigrant

The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat's] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he 'shoots the bones'. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited opportunity for his style of comedy.

With:
Charles Chaplin Eric Campbell Edna Purviance Henry Bergman Albert Austin

The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited opportunity for his style of comedy.

There is a little heart-interest story, when he befriends a young girl and her mother who have been robbed of their small hoard. Later – all too soon, however – he is seen in New York, broke. He spies a quarter on the street and enters a restaurant to eat. There he meets the girl he befriended on shipboard. She is also down and out, her mother having died.

The $670,000 a year funnyman is still ‘there’. The extremely limited number of titles speaks volumes for the pantomimic art of the comedian.

The Immigrant

Production: Mutual. Director Charles Chaplin; Screenplay Charles Chaplin; Camera William C. Foster, Rollie Totheroh

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1917. Running time: 30 MIN.

With: Charles Chaplin Eric Campbell Edna Purviance Henry Bergman Albert Austin

More Film

  • Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first

    Harvey Weinstein Surrenders to Police in New York

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

  • James Bond Skyfall

    Universal Wins International Rights to James Bond 25

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

  • In 'That Summer,' the Stars of

    In 'That Summer,' the Stars of 'Grey Gardens' Look More Unhinged Than Ever

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

  • Alice Eve's Comedy 'Bees Make Honey'

    Film News Roundup: Alice Eve's Comedy 'Bees Make Honey' Set for July Release

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

  • China Appoints Wang Xiaohui as Film

    China Appoints Wang Xiaohui as Film Bureau Chief

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Pulled From Visa Marketing After Harassment Allegations

    The two-reeler opens up showing Charlie leaning over the [boat’s] rail apparently seasick. It develops he is fishing and lands a one-pounder in mid-ocean. Then he is seen shooting craps and going through all the gyrations of a baseball pitcher every time he ‘shoots the bones’. The rocking and pitching of the vessel furnish unlimited […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content