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Charlie Chaplin: The KidThe movie is about a little tramp who discovers a little orphan and brings him up. Years later the devoted 'father and son' are threatened by meddling social workers, until the climactic return of his real mom smooths out things for all, including our hero.
Actors of "Charlie Chaplin: The Kid"
Characters of "Charlie Chaplin: The Kid"
Directors of "Charlie Chaplin: The Kid"Charles ChaplinBirthdate: 16 April 1889, Walworth, London, England, UK
Creators of "Charlie Chaplin: The Kid"Charles ChaplinBirthdate: 16 April 1889, Walworth, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Charlie Chaplin: The Kid"VarietyJuly 22, 2008
While it will move people to uproarious laughter and keep them in a state of uneasing delight, it also will touch their hearts and win sympathy, not only for the star, but for his leading woman, and little Jackie Coogan.Q Network Film DeskFebruary 08, 2016
a fantastic and brave work, forging new ground in its mixing of comedy and pathos and fully earning its opening title card, which promises "a picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear."ColeSmithey.comOctober 14, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] "The Kid" is significant in cinema history because it is one of the first films to combine comedy and drama as a succinct filmic form. It is a nurturing comic movie that never gets old, regardless of how many times you watch it.Common Sense MediaAugust 05, 2014
Timeless silent film blends humor with hardship.Combustible CelluloidJuly 07, 2010
Critics at the time praised the film for its effortless combination of comedy and pathos, which is not as easy as it looks.Antagony & EcstasyMarch 17, 2008
Never so sweet that the comedy suffers, and never so funny that the drama comes off as shallow.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 10, 2008
Slapstick funny and sentimental, in equal doses.DVDJournal.comApril 14, 2006
Beautifully reflecting his growing maturity as a filmmaker as well as his ardor for the work, The Kid stands as a splendid introduction to Chaplin's movies.Pasadena WeeklyNovember 22, 2004
A beautiful film.SPLICEDWireJuly 29, 2004
Projects such emotional veracity while getting such constant giggles that if there ever was a legitimate use of the cliché "you'll laugh, you'll cry," this is it.Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)May 01, 2004
Chaplin's first feature shows his undeniable touch and his brilliant mixture of slapstick and sentiment.
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