Charlie Chaplin (1916) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie Chaplin (1916)





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A homeless tramp joins a beleaguered city police force whose ranks are rapidly being thinned out by brutal thugs from the dangerous slum neighborhood Easy Street. One of the finest Charlie Chaplin shorts brimming with gags, action and a social conscience, this film was inspired by his poverty-stricken childhood.


Charles Chaplin
as Vagabond Police Recruit
Edna Purviance
as Missionary
Eric Campbell
as Scourge of Easy Street
Albert Austin
as Clergyman and Policeman
Henry Bergman
as Anarchist
Loyal Underwood
as Small Father and Policeman
Charlotte Mineau
as Ungrateful Woman
Tom Wood
as Chief of Police
Lloyd Bacon
as Drug Addict
John Rand
as Mission Visitor and Policeman
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A light and funny silent short in which Chaplin the tramp gets a job as a policeman and must put order in the London slums.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The story is interesting, not great, but it's funny enough to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Classic Charlie Chaplin silent movie. Charlie is a tramp who falls in love with the church organist. He gets a job as a policeman in the South London slums, where gangs beat up policemen. Charlie becomes the hero.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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