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The Kid
(1921)

Silent Movie

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Outside a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide. The limo is stolen by thieves who dump the baby by a garbage can. Charlie the Tramp finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star and wants to find her son...

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Cast

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Jackie Coogan
    (The Kid)
  • Raymond Lee
    (Bully's Kid Brother)

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13 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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All time great actor Charles Chaplin and one of his all time best movie is "The Kid". The boy acting and facial expressions were great in this movie

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One of the finest films of the silent era. It's sentimental be sure, very different from the sophisticated masterpieces being made in the era on the other side of the Atlantic, such as Metropolis, Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl; very different too from, say, D. W. Griffith's masterpiece Broken Blossoms, King Vidor's masterpiece The Crowd and Josef von Sternberg's masterpiece The Docks of New York. Chaplin has one foot in an older tradition, comes trailing clouds of music-hall, and you kind of either like that or not. And in my view some of his films aren't quite as good as they are often claimed to be: for instance, Modern Times is far surpassed by À nous la liberté. But this one is a genuinely excellent film and it comes by its sentiment honestly: Chaplin was sent to an orphanage as a young child and found the experience lastingly traumatic, and this echoes through The Kid. It has therefore been called Chaplin's most personal film.

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This is a classic film that pulls at your heart. Mr. Chaplin proves his movie mettle. Jackie Coogan shows why he will go on to stardom. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for his Grandson Kieth. Well worth watching.

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The very first movie to catapult a boy actor to worldwide fame and recognition. Absolutely brilliant.

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