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172 Ratings

The Vagabond

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
United States, 1916
Comedy, Silent, Short


After passing the hat and taking the donations intended for German street musicians Charlie heads for the country. Here he finds and rescues a girl from a band of gypsies. The girl falls in love with an artist whose portrait is later seen in a shop by the girl’s real mother.

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The Vagabond Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Critics reviews

There’s a case to be made that The Vagabond (1916), Chaplin’s third Mutual film and a reworking of his Essanay release The Tramp (1915), was his pivotal work of [his early] period – and his most touching. It was partially a response to a fan’s letter advising Chaplin to maintain his artistic integrity rather than pander to audience tastes, though The Vagabond’s feelgood ending was undoubtedly a sop.
June 02, 2015
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