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  Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Kitty Bradbury.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Immigrant
Also known as L’Émigrant in France
(1917) American
B&W : Two reels / 1809 feet
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [Mr. Alet, the immigrant], Edna Purviance [an immigrant girl], Kitty Bradbury [her mother], Eric Campbell [the menacing waiter], Henry Bergman [an immigrant woman on the ship; and the artist in the restaurant], Albert Austin [an ill immigrant on the ship; and the hot-soup restaurant patron], Frank J. Coleman [the angry gambler; and the restaurant cashier], John Rand [the drunken restaurant patron], James T. Kelley [a ship mate; and a poor restaurant patron], Loyal Underwood [the proposing immigrant on the ship], [?] ? [the ship captain], [?] ? [one of the gamblers; and a restaurant waiter], [?] ? [the restaurant violinist], [?] ? [the restaurant pianist], [?] Stanley Sanford (Tiny Sanford)?

Lone Star Corporation production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Cinematography by Roland H. Totheroh and W.C. Foster. / Released 17 June 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in the Lone Star Studio in Hollywood, California, and on location at sea. Approximately 90,000 feet of film was shot in the making of this 1800-foot short. The film was rereleased in the USA by Chaplin Classics, Incorporated, circa 1922.


Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Artists - Cafes - Drunkeness - Drunks - Immigrants - Pianos - Pursers - Ships - Tables - USA: New York: New York - USA: New York: Statue of Liberty - Waiters - Water

Listing updated: 18 September 2016.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 81, 120, 121, 122; Bohn-Light p. 69; Everson-American pp. 265, 369; FilmDaily-1923 p. 198; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 50e, 54, 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 88-89, 92, 96-97; Lahue-World p. 68; Shipman-Cinema p. 61; Sinyard-Silent pp. 104, 105; Sklar-Movie pp. 113, 114, 115.

Home video: DVD.

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