The Pilgrim
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The Pilgrim
In the final film of his First National contract (an early working title was The Tail End), Charlie Chaplin spoofs small-town life and morality. Chaplin is an escaped convict who steals the clothes of a swimming minister. At the railroad station he nearly gives himself away by guiltily running away from an eloping couple who want him to perform an impromptu wedding. He boards a train and travels to a small town, Devil's Gulch, Texas, where he is welcomed by his congregation, who have never met the new reverend they've been expecting. He meets the townsfolk and is enchanted by Edna… More

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"This excellent comedy was a transitional film that led the way to Chaplin's greatest films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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