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The Kid (1921) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.

The Kid was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2011.

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Watching 1939: The Kid from Kokomo (1939)

on Jan 25, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin), the director’s cut

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2015 From The Stop Button

Some time after the halfway point in The Kid, it becomes clear the film isn’t going to end badly for its leads. Charlie Chaplin is the tramp, Jackie Coogan is his ward (a tramp in training). Chaplin, as a director, is fairly restrictive. Most of the action takes place on a few streets, primari... Read full article


The Kid with a Bike (2011)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 25, 2014 From 4 Star Films

To say this is a affecting film would be an understatement, because if you want to be honest it is truly heart wrenching and painful to watch. From the beginning moments, this film brought to mind a modern day hybrid of The 400 Blows with a bit of The Bicycle Thief mixed in. However, comparisons are... Read full article


The Kid with a Bike (2011)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 25, 2014 From 4 Star Films

To say this is an affecting film would be an understatement, because if you want, to be honest, it is truly heart wrenching and painful to watch. From the beginning moments, this film brought to mind a modern-day hybrid of The 400 Blows with a bit of The Bicycle Thief mixed in. However, comparisons ... Read full article


Muppet Madness: The Kid's Muppet-Themed Birthday Party

By Jennifer Garlen on May 13, 2014 From Virtual Virago

We take our movies and our Muppets pretty seriously at our house, so I can't claim that I was surprised when the Kid declared that she wanted a Muppet-themed birthday party this year. Her trip to see Muppets Most Wanted at Disney's El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood had been quite the religious experie... Read full article


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The Kid was Charlie Chaplin's first full-length movie. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
For the scene in which the Kid is taken from the Tramp and nearly carted away to a workhouse, Charles Chaplin stated in his autobiography that the young Jackie Coogan was made to cry by his father, who told him that if he would not cry in the scene, he would be sent to an actual workhouse.
The Kid is notable as being the first feature length comedy film to combine comedy and drama, as the opening title says: "A picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear."
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National Film Registry

The Kid

Released 1921
Inducted 2011
(Silent)




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