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41. The Tramp (1915)

Essanay 1915-16

Film still for The Tramp


Charlie, a tramp rescues Edna from crooks who try to steal money from her, and as a reward he is given a job on her father's farm. Charlie cheerfully complies, watering the trees with a can and using the cow's tail as a pump to extract the milk. The crooks try to persuade Charlie to act as inside man so they can rob the farm, but he lies in wait for them with a mallet. The farmer chases them off and Charlie gets accidentally shot in the leg. He is nursed by the girl and dreams of a future with her until her sweetheart arrives. He leaves her a note and walks off into the distance, heartbroken.


Charles Chaplin (The Tramp)
Edna Purviance (The Farmer's Daughter)
Fred Goodwins (The Farmer)
Lloyd Bacon (Edna's Fiance/Thief)
Bud Jamison (Thief)
Paddy McGuire (Farmhand)
Billy Armstrong (Poet)
Leo White (Hobo)
Ernest Van Pelt (Hobo)
( chaplin_credits Ernest Van Pelt as the Farmer, and does not include Fred Goodwins in the cast)
Filmed at:
The Essanay Niles Studio and locations
11 April 1915
1896 ft
Other titles:
Charlie the Hobo, Charlie on the Farm, Charlie the Tramp