Put to the test : Charlie Chaplin

Short-films 1 : The Birth of the Tramp

Charles Chaplin

United States


Short-movies screening 1 : The Birth of The Tramp


Making a Living by Henry Lehrman (1914 – Keystone –13’)
Slicker, a young dandy, will do anything to get money, including getting married or becoming a journalist… Chaplin's first work with Mack Sennett and Keystone and also his first apparition on screen (when he is not The Tramp yet).

Kid Auto Races at Venice by Henry Lehrman (1914 – Keystone - 7’)
Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). The movie was shot in only 45 minutes and completely imrovised.

His New Job by Charles Chaplin (1915, Essanay – 27’)
Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but instead enters a dice game. When he does finally act he ruins the scene, wrecks the set and tears the skirt from the star. Chaplin's first film with Essenay Studios.

The Pilgrim by  Charles Chaplin (1923 – First National – 40’)

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church. The last short-movie by Chaplin.

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