The Kid

The Kid
The Kid

Year

1921

Duration

50 minutes

Genres

Comedy

Language

English

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Synopsis

When a baby is accidentally stolen along with a car, the thieves abandon him and he ends up in the care of the kindly Tramp (played by Charlie Chaplin, who also wrote and directed the film). The Tramp looks after him until the age of five and together, the pair work a series of comical scams. According to Chaplin, this silent movie's aim was to leave the audience with "a smile, and perhaps a tear" - with little Jackie Coogan giving one of the great child acting performances as the kid.

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very mild slapstick

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