Screen Shot View 5 of 7.
Scene at the Saugus Train Station from the 1923 Charlie Chaplin comedy, "The Pilgrim."
Notice the words "AT SAUGUS" on the train timetable in View 3, and the
rare close-up look at the out-building to the south of the station in View 6.
In this scene, near the beginning of the film, Chaplin is an escaped convict trying to evade
detection by the stationmaster (Henry Bergman). Two lovers (Syd Chaplin and ?) want to
elope and mistake Chaplin for a minister because of his attire. The girl's father (?) shows up
in a rage and chases after Chaplin and the young couple, escorting his daughter home.
Chaplin does end up impersonating a minister in this 59-minute short, written, directed and produced by
Chaplin. Ultimately Chaplin is allowed to escape to Mexico after he derails a thief's ploy to separate Chaplin's
new-found love interest (Edna Purviance) from her life savings. Also stars Mack Swain,
Mai Wells, Dean Riesner, Loyal Underwood, Charles Riesner, Tom Murray, Kitty Bradbury and