This was Chaplin's second to last film for the Mutual Film Corporation. The day before its release, he signed his first million-dollar contract with First National.
The rocking of the boat for the opening scenes was achieved by attaching a pendulum to the tripod head of the camera.
Charlie sees Edna for the first time when she enters the dining room.
|The gun-through-the-leg gag was recycled from The New Janitor (1914).|
|The immigrants see the Statue Of Liberty for the first time.|
|The part of the waiter was originally played by Henry Bergman but Chaplin didn't feel he was menacing enough so he replaced him with Eric Campbell and his diabolic eyebrows. |
|Chaplin wrote in My Life In Pictures (1974):|
"The Immigrant touched me more than any film I've made. I thought the ending had quite a poetic feeling"