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The Vagabond (1916)





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This classic silent video tells the story of The Little Tramp, a pathetic fiddler that makes a scanty living and rescues damsels in distress.


Charles Chaplin
as Saloon Violinist
Edna Purviance
as Gypsy Drudge
Eric Campbell
as Gyspy Chieftan
Leo White
as Old Jew and Gypsy Woman
Charlotte Mineau
as Girl's Mother
Albert Austin
as Trombonist
John Rand
as Trumpeter, Band Leader
James T. Kelly
as Gypsy and Musician
Frank J. Coleman
as Gypsy and Musician
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Critic Reviews for The Vagabond

All Critics (1)

A timeless Little Tramp classic slapstick comedy.

January 19, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Vagabond


Somewhat humorous. I find that a lot of Chaplin's earlier films were too similar to each other, and thus became pretty generic. This one kind of reminded me of his later film The Circus (which is much better than this).

Dillon Lupky
Dillon Lupky

Super Reviewer

The latter part of this story shows Charlie Chaplin in a new role, and he handles it well in spite of the necessity of being as funny as possible. Chaplin as of old, with a leaven of serious acting that is well done. In the role of an itinerant violinist who does some agile antics in competition with a German street band, and who follows it with a series of love misadventures in a gypsy camp.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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