Saturday, April 11, 2015

Classic Cinema: Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" Premiers 100 years Ago Today


Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp

The immortal Charlie Chaplin first appeared as his most recognizable character, The Tramp, in a 32 minute movie which was released 100 years ago today. Although Chaplin appeared in this role in some earlier movies, his character was most developed and most recognizable today in this film.

Although sound films were in experimental form as early as 1913, it would not be until 1927's The Jazz Singer that "talkies" would take hold in the popular imagination.

The Guardian has just run a great article on the importance of this film:
http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/jan/27/charlie-chaplin-tramp-birth-hero

Here is The Tramp in its entirety:

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