Cast & Crew
A tramp rescues a farmer's daughter from a band of hoboes, and out of gratitude, the farmer gives him a job. He soon falls in love with the woman he saved, but because she already has a sweetheart, the tramp leaves the farm and goes to the city, where the farmer's other daughter lives. The tramp finds work as an actor at a movie studio and, after putting the company hopelessly behind schedule by ruining every scene in which he appears, he decides to splurge and spends his wages on a night on the town. Tired from stopping in every café and saloon in sight, the tramp drunkenly wanders into the wrong room to spend the night and then realizes that he has found the home of the farmer's other daughter. He climbs into bed with her, but his sleep as well as his dreams of romance are disturbed when the woman's jealous husband throws him out.
The Essanay-Chaplin Revue of 1916 was made up of three two-reelers that Chaplin made for Essanay in 1915: The Tramp, His New Job and A Night Out. The films were edited to make a five-reeler and intertitles were added to create a continuous narrative. Modern sources give Chaplin director, scenario and story credit for all three films, and Ernest Van Pelt is listed as the assistant director for A Night Out and The Tramp. Roland H. Totheroh is credited as the cinematographer for His New Job, while he and Harry Ensign were the cinematographers for the other two films. Other cast members listed in modern sources are Charlotte Mineau, Charles Insley, Frank J. Coleman, Gloria Swanson, Agnes Ayars, Bud Jamison, Fred Goodwins, Lloyd Bacon, Paddy McGuire, Ernest Van Pelt and Billy Armstrong. Jesse J. Robbins is credited as the producer of all three films. Modern sources list the release of the revue as September 23, 1916. The film was also called The Chaplin Revue of 1916. Motion Picture News cautioned exhibitors that audiences May not "care for five reels of Chaplin in one dose."