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The Kid (1921)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Carl Miller Carl Miller
The Man
Edna Purviance Edna Purviance
The Woman
Jackie Coogan Jackie Coogan
The Child
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
A Tramp
Albert Austin Albert Austin
Car Thief / Man in Shelter
Nellie Bly Baker Nellie Bly Baker
Slum Nurse
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman
Professor Guido / Night Shelter Keeper
Edward Biby Edward Biby
Orphan Asylum Driver


Written by
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
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Wonderful Chaplin adventure!

13 years ago at Oct 3 6:03
6 votes
Charlie Chaplin's name has grown synonymous with classic comedy. Throughout the early 1900s, the extraordinary silent movie comedian featured in short films ranging from 10-30 minutes. These years denoted the birth of one of the most recognisable movie characters in existence: Chaplin's Little Tramp. There is little doubt that Chaplin knew how to put bums on seats. He also knew how to move his aud... read more

The Kid

9 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 5:17
6 votes
Perhaps it’s because I saw this one after watching his lionized classics like City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, and The Great Dictator that I found The Kid to be more of a beautiful introductory for what was to come than a film that packs the same amount of weight and heft that the others contain. Maybe it’s also because it didn’t make me feel as joyous as I was expecting from a Chap... read more

Review of The Kid

7 years, 7 months ago at Mar 2 23:51
6 votes
Note: For this review, I watched the original 1921 version of The Kid (as opposed to the 1971 cut, which includes a musical score composed by Charlie Chaplin).

Silent films have always fascinated and impressed me for as long as I can remember. Modern cinema has the advantage of words and improved cinematography, effects, etc., that makes it easier and easier to draw the audience in... read more
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.
Release date: 6 February 1921
UPC: 014381917826
Tags: 1921 (32), Comedy (20), Silent (20), 1920s (18), Drama (14), Family (12), Usa (8), Black & White (8), Slapstick (8), Orphan (7), Charlie Chaplin (6), The Tramp (6), Funny (4), Orphanage (4), 300 Greatest Films (4), B&w (3), B & W (3), Window Smashing (3), (3)
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"First viewing - March 28th I decided today to have a quarantine marathon and knock out some films from my list on Prime before I drop it again. I chose to start with a silent film right after breakfast when I was at my most alert. I actually did try to watch The Kid once before a while back but that was at night and it knocked me out. Watching it in the morning worked much better for me. There are some amusing moments and overall I appreciated the story. The opening title card promises laughs a"


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"1.4. 2019 "The Kid" starts with one of the most shocking depictions of moral corruption in cinema: A desperate mother abandons her baby in the back seat of a car. A couple of car thieves find the baby and leave him on the street. When The Tramp discovers the baby he quickly learns that it is his destiny to keep the child and raise him. None of the characters are completely innocent but their motivations differ from each other. Charity is a duty to some, and a joy to others. The main characters "


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