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The Immigrant Details

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Charles Chaplin's next-to-last Mutual Studios 2-reeler is as funny as his other 11 Mutual entries, though there's a stronger inner lining of poignancy. En route by boat from an unnamed country, immigrant Chaplin tries to make the best of the nausea-inducing rough seas. He then befriends fellow emigree Edna Purviance and her ailing mother. Months pass: Chaplin meets Purviance in a restaurant. Quickly ascertaining that her mother has died, Chaplin appoints himself Purviance's protector. He even promises to pay for the meal; after all, he's just found a silver dollar on the street. But when the dollar lands on the ground with a leadlike thud, Chaplin realizes he's as broke as ever--and now he's at the mercy of blood-in-his-eye headwaiter Eric Campbell. But fortune smiles on Chaplin and Purviance when a famous artist decides to hire the girl as his model. Chaplin negotiates an excellent contract for his bride-to-be, and everything comes up roses. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Charles Chaplin
as Immigrant
Edna Purviance
as Immigrant
Henry Bergman
as The Artist
Albert Austin
as A Diner
Raymond Hatton
as Munsing
Thomas Meighan
as David Harding
Theodore Roberts
as J.J. Walton
Valeska Suratt
as Masha
Theodore Roberts
as J.J. Walton
Raymond Hatton
as Munsing
Thomas Meighan
as David Harding
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