The Kid

The Kid

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.

TitleThe Kid
Release DateJanuary 21st, 1921
GenresComedy, Drama
Runtime
DirectorsCharlie Chaplin, A. Edward Sutherland, Charles Reisner
WriterCharlie Chaplin
Production CompaniesFirst National Pictures, Charles Chaplin Productions
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsangel, suicide attempt, fistfight, slapstick, class differences, rich poor, foundling, dream sequence, semi autobiographical, car theft, little tramp, illegitimate son, abandoned
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
A Tramp
Jackie Coogan
Jackie Coogan
The Kid
Edna Purviance
Edna Purviance
Mother
Albert Austin
Albert Austin
Man in shelter
Henry Bergman
Henry Bergman
Night shelter keeper
Edward Biby
Edward Biby
Orphan Asylum Driver (uncredited)
Lita Grey
Lita Grey
Flirtatious Angel (uncredited)
Lew Parker
Lew Parker
Extra in Heaven Scene (uncredited)
Esther Ralston
Esther Ralston
Extra in Heaven Scene (uncredited)
Le gosse
Charlie Chaplin - The Kid
El Pibe
Хлапето
Charlies plejebarn
Mališan
Dzieciak
Brzdąc
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