THE IMMIGRANT (Theatrical Release USA 1917)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Immigrant—short silent film—provides Charlie Chaplin-style entertainment with its exploration of the immigrant’s challenges through the lense of comedy and compassion. Despite its age, the movie still shows great timing and professional presentation.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An immigrant endeavors to adjust to American life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Charles Chaplin for directing effort.  Thank you to Producers Henry Caulfield, Charles Chaplin, and John Jasper for making the film possible.  Additional characters/cast include: Immigrant (Charles Chaplin), Immigrant (Edna Purviance), Head Waiter (Eric Campbell), Russian/Restaurant Diner (Albert Austin), Artist (Henry Bergman), Edna’s Mother (Kitty Bradbury), Cheating Gambler (Frank Coleman), Café Violinist (William Gillespie), Marriage Registrar (Tom Harrington), Shabby Man (James T. Kelley), Tipsy Diner (John Rand), Passenger (Janet Sully), Pint sized passenger (Loyal Underwood), and Gambler on Ship (Tom Wilson).

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Yes. One of the best of Charles Chaplin’s short films.

Ben Meyers

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