The Kid (1921)
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Family, Silent Films|
|Top Topics||Babies, Children, Poverty|
The Kid Overview:
The Kid (1921) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.
Chaplin's first feature is a touching comedy about a woman who abandons her child with the intention of committing suicide. Chaplin's Little Tramp finds the kid (Coogan, in the role that made him an overnight sensation) and takes him under his wing. When the woman, Purviance, becomes an opera star five years later, she spends her extra time doing charity work for youngsters who live in the slums, hoping that she will find her son. Eventually, the truth comes out and the authorities take the baby away from Chaplin. He steals the child back, but is soon discovered and separated once again from him. A reunion at the mother's mansion resolves things happily, yet the earlier somber tone prevails, making this sweet and heartwarming story resonate.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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
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The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin), the director’s cutBy Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2015 From The Stop Button
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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
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The shooting ratio (the amount of material shot:what appears in the final film) is 53:1, far higher than any other Charles Chaplin film.
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."read more facts about The Kid...