Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) – 1st Charlie Chaplin Movie Appearance as The Tramp – Henry Lehrman

The first film appearance of Charles “Charlie” Chaplin’s character, The Tramp. Note that this was not the first time Chaplin donned the famous costume – that occurred for the filming of Mabel’s Strange Predicament. However, Kid Auto Races at Venice was released on February 7th, 1914, two days before Mabel’s Strange Predicament.

The first movie appearance of Charlie Chaplin (pre-Tramp), “Making a Living”:

The 1st movie portrayal of The Tramp, “Mabel’s Strange Predicament”:


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