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Rating: 7.5 stars


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Seen on: 12/07/2013 (rewatch)

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The Kid (1921)

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Comedy | Drama | Family

Most recently watched by sensoria, sleestakk, lordofthemovies


A tramp cares for a boy after he’s abandoned as a newborn by his mother. Later the mother has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son.

Rated NR | Length 68 minutes


Kitty Bradbury | Charlie Chaplin | Henry Bergman | Jackie Coogan | Edna Purviance | Albert Austin | Carl Miller | Beulah Bains | Nellie Bly Baker | F. Blinn | Frank Campeau | Bliss Chevalier | Elsie Codd | Frances Cochran | Jack Coogan Sr. | Estelle Cook | Lillian Crane | Dan Dillon | Philip D'Oench | Robert Dunbar | Charles Reisner | Tom Wilson | Lita Grey | Esther Ralston | John McKinnon | Lew Parker | S.D. Wilcox | Raymond Lee | Jules Hanft | Clyde McAtee | Edward Biby | Edgar Sherrod | Sadie Gordon | Granville Redmond | Kathleen Kay

Viewing Notes

This one applies to both my IMDb top 250 project and Flickchart highest rated project. Can understand why it’s rated so highly but I prefer later Chaplin when he perfected his craft. Still a good movie of course also a little sloppy and lacking a defining social commentary.


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