30 Oct 2015

Rare Photos of Charlie Chaplin and his First appearance of “Little Tramp” in 1914

The Tramp (Charlot in several languages), also known as The Little Tramp, was British actor Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable on-screen character and an icon in world cinema during the era of silent film.


Chaplin continued to play the Tramp through dozens of short films and, later, feature-length productions (in only a handful of other productions did he play characters other than the Tramp).

The Tramp was closely identified with the silent era, and was considered an international character; when the sound era began in the late 1920s, Chaplin refused to make a talkie featuring the character.

Two films Chaplin made in 1915, The Tramp and The Bank, created the characteristics of his screen persona.

While in the end the Tramp manages to shake off his disappointment and resume his carefree ways, the pathos lies in The Tramp has a hope for a more permanent transformation through love, and his failure to achieve this.






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