Short Film Saturday: The Immigrant (1917)

This is an important short film on a number of levels:

In no particular order: it was added to the National Film Registry in 1998, it’s topical yet again and always has been; and it’s a Chaplin film that works as a great intro to his work as an actor, writer and director just to name a few that jump instantly to mind. So after some brief discussion on the version I linked to, enjoy!

You can view The Immigrant quite a few places on line. In two other links I saw it run at 22:30 and 20:00 respectively based on different frame rates. I chose the one here for the best image. The track is silent. The 22:30 on YouTube has a decent score, the 20′ on Archive.Org starts the soundtrack emulating a steamboat horn.

You can view it here.

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