Did you have have the feeling you were being… watched? Charlie Chaplin certainly does and he means to do something about it.
So you’re fresh off the boat. What’s the first thing you do in America? Well, since this is a Charlie Chaplin film, the first order of business is to romance Edna Purviance but what to do after that?
Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance play a pair of immigrants fresh off the boat who are trying to make a go of it in the United States. Their obstacles: Snotty waiters, thieving fellow passengers and a very large plate of beans. A delicate balance of humor, emotion and social commentary. One of Chaplin’s finest short films and one of his personal favorites.
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