Cinema: Belated Gift


Directed and Written by Charles Chaplin

THE GENTLEMAN TRAMP Directed and Written by Richard Patterson

It is a simple story: a provincial boy and girl fall in love despite their parents' objections and plan to elope to Paris. His father dies as they are about to leave, and the girl, not knowing why he missed the train, goes on without him—to become Adolphe Menjou's lavishly kept woman in the capital. Later they meet, there is promise of love's renewal, but circumstances and her lover's priggishness intervene. Tragedy and then a coda at once ironic and uplifting end the picture.

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