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THE IMMIGRANT
June 27, 2012  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

Tonight’s TCM films are devoted to the immigrant experience, and here’s one of the best of them ever put on celluloid. Made in 1917, right when the huddled masses were huddling to Ellis Island, this short film stars Charlie Chaplin as his Little Tramp, who arrives in America after a rocky (and hilarious) ocean voyage.

 
 
 
 
 
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