The Immigrant
The Immigrant (1917)

En route by boat from an unnamed country, immigrant Charlie Chaplin tries to make the best of the rough seas. He befriends fellow emigre Edna Purviance and her ailing mother. Months pass: Chaplin meets Purviance in a restaurant. Quickly… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 17, 1917
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Larsen

As a dramatization of the immigration experience, the movie is hardly lighthearted - especially considering Chaplin's reputation as a sentimentalist.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It appealed largely to Charlie's urban working class audience.

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Carlos Magalh„es
One of the most entertaining of Chaplin's short silents, very funny and delightful, and the scene in the restaurant is non-stop laughs.
Byron Brubaker
I saw a version that had some sound effects attached, but they weren't synched to the video very well. Despite that flaw of low budget digitization, the… More
Dean McKenna
Charlie Chaplin made this slient film so emotionally and funny.
Chris Browning
A great two-reeler from Chaplin that has all his trademarks throughout it's short 25 minute length; slapstick timed flawlessly, a simple story and above… More
Ken Stachnik
Only Chaplin could make so much out of a scene with merely a coin, a hole in his pocket and an angry waiter
Sylvester Kuo
The Immigrant is a cute little silent short about the Tramp helping an immigrant girl on their way to America. The slapsticks actually made me laugh, the story… More