The Immigrant is a 1917 American silent romantic comedy short. The film stars Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character as an immigrant coming to the United States who is accused of theft on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and falls in love with a beautiful young woman along the way. It also stars Edna Purviance and Eric Campbell.
The film begins aboard a steamship crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and initially showcases the misadventures of an unnamed immigrant, the Little Tramp (Chaplin) who finds himself in assorted mischief. The scene opens with Charlie bent double over the side of the ship, appearing to be seasick. Then it is revealed he is only fishing.
|author||Charlie Chaplin Vincent P. Bryan|
|award||National Film Registry|
|keywords||ailing mother all star atlantic ocean card game eat fish little tramp paint plan right|250px|thumb|chaplin and purviance in the memorable restaurant scene statue of liberty tramp travel win|
|publisher||Mutual Film Corporation|
|theme||romantic comedy short silent|