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Charlie Chaplin’s “The Vagabond” Best Comedy Cinema Therapy


54th movie by Charlie Chaplin published July 10th, 1916 Charlie Chaplin made his third picture with Mutual Films, the silent film The Vagabond. In addition to Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White, and Lloyd Bacon, it was released in 1916. This movie had more pathos blended in with the comic, similar to Chaplin’s work on The Tramp. While performing music to gain money, Charlie starts the story and instead discovers the abused girl (Edna) residing in a gypsy camp. He tries to figure out how to assist her, much like in The Tramp.

Charlie Chaplin’s third movie for Mutual Film Corporation is the silent film The Vagabond. On July 10, 1916, it was presented in theatres alongside Edna Purviance, actor Eric Campbell, Leo White, and Lloyd Bacon. With greater drama and melancholy incorporated with the comic, this movie paralleled Chaplin’s work on The Tramp.


The tale starts out with Charlie the Tramp entering a pub, playing the violin to generate money and igniting competition with other musicians, which leads to a barroom brawl and comedic mayhem.

He runs across the lovely, though dishevelled, Edna while straying near a gipsy caravan in the countryside and plays his violin for her. She has been kidnapped and mistreated by gipsies, most notably by Eric Campbell, who beats her ruthlessly. Charlie rushes to her aid and uses a stick to hit her captors in the head before escaping with her in a stolen cart. The entrance of an artist love rival and her parents complicates the intimacy that grows between them while Charlie washes her face in a basin and combs her hair. As she is driving away with the latter, Edna suddenly realises that Charlie is the one who has her heart. She tells the car to turn around and take Charlie with her.

The Vagabond

The Vagabond

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