Silent Era Information*Progressive Silent Film List*Lost Films*People*Theaters
Taylorology*Articles*Home Video*Books*Store*Search
Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  The Tramp (1915)
Progressive Silent Film List
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Copyright © 1999-2018 by Carl Bennett and the Silent Era Company.
All Rights Reserved.

About This Listing
Report Omissions or Errors in This Listing

  Charles Chaplin (left) and Edna Purviance (right).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Tramp
Also known as Charlot vagabond in France : [Charlie the Hobo]
(1915) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the tramp], Edna Purviance [the girl], Fred Goodwins, Paddy McGuire, Lloyd Bacon, Leo White [hobo], Bud Jamison, Ernest van Pelt, Billy Armstrong

Essanay Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by [?] Essanay Film Manufacturing Company? / Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Cinematography by Harry Ensign. / Released 11 April 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on-location, and in the Essanay Studio in Niles (Fremont), California. The last Chaplin Essanay film shot at the Niles studio.


Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Beds - Candles - Canes - Criminals - Drain pipes - Eggs - Fences - Fights - Fires - Flour sacks - Ladders - Mallets - Mistaken affections - Pitchforks - Rescues - Tramps - Water - Wheelbarrows

Listing updated: 28 February 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 119, 214, 215, 294, 295; Bohn-Light p. 69; Everson-American pp. 265, 369; Fell-History p. 97; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 18h, 36-38, 53, 56, 88, 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 80, 81-82, 86, 162, 168; Lahue-Collecting p. 50; Poague-Capra pp. 34, 35; Sinyard-Silent p. 103; Sklar-Movie pp. 112, 113, 201.

Home video: DVD.

Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  The Tramp (1915)
Chaplin at Keystone Boxset



City Lights on Criterion BD/DVD Combo

Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Gold Rush on Blu-ray Disc

Chaplin at Keystone

Chaplin Mutuals on Blu-ray/DVD