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The Vagabond


The Vagabond Poster
  • There’s a case to be made that The Vagabond (1916), Chaplin’s third Mutual film and a reworking of his Essanay release The Tramp (1915), was his pivotal work of [his early] period – and his most touching. It was partially a response to a fan’s letter advising Chaplin to maintain his artistic integrity rather than pander to audience tastes, though The Vagabond’s feelgood ending was undoubtedly a sop.