T. it.: Il pellegrino. Sc.: C. Chaplin. F.: Rollie Toteroth. Cast: C. Chaplin (l’evaso), Edna Purviance (la ragazza), Kitty Bradbury (sua madre), Mack Swain (diacono), Loyal Underwood (anziano), Charles Riesner (ladro), Dinky Dean (bambino terribile), Sydney Chaplin (suo padre), May Wells (sua madre), Henry Bergman (sceriffo sul treno), Tom Murray (sceriffo locale), Monta Bell (poliziotto), Raymond Lee (ragazzo in chiesa), Frank Antunez (bandito), Joe Van Meter (bandito). Prod.: First National
Chaplin talked a good deal at this time about bringing back the Tramp. To another interviewer in 1959 he said: «I was wrong to kill him. There was room for the Little Man in the atomic age». His interest in the character had been reawakened by working on A Dog’s Life, Shoulder Arms and The Pilgrim, which, with the assistance of Jerry Epstein, he edited and re-assembled as The Chaplin Revue. As severe as ever in the cutting room, he took out moments which he thought no longer worked well. […] Throughout the work Oona sat beside him, sewing, and he complained humorously that whenever he wanted to throw out some scene, she pleaded for its retention. Chaplin wrote and recorded a new score for the assembly, and for The Pilgrim composed a country pastiche, «Bound for Texas», which was recorded by a then popular singer, Matt Munro. The Chaplin Revue was released in September 1959.
David Robinson, Chaplin. His Life and Art, Glasgow/London, William Collins Sons & Co., 1985