The Kid (1921)
Average Rating: 8.6/10
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Release Date: Jan 21, 1921 Wide
Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 14,568
The Kid was Charles Chaplin's first self-produced and directed feature film; 1914's 6-reel Tillie's Punctured Romance was a Mack Sennett production in which Chaplin merely co-starred.The story "with a smile and perhaps a tear," begins with unwed mother Edna Purviance leaving the Charity Hospital, babe in arms. Her burden is illustrated with a title card showing Christ bearing the cross. The father of the child is a poor artist who cares little for of his former lover, carelessly knocking her
Jan 21, 1921 Wide
Mar 2, 2004
First National Pictures Inc.
Lodging House Propri...
Jack Coogan Sr.
Charles "Chuck" Ries...
Night Shelter Keeper
His Kid Brother
Nellie Bly Baker
Man in Shelter
Chief of Police
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Critics at the time praised the film for its effortless combination of comedy and pathos, which is not as easy as it looks.
Never so sweet that the comedy suffers, and never so funny that the drama comes off as shallow.
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.
A beautiful film.
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.
Chaplin's first feature shows his undeniable touch and his brilliant mixture of slapstick and sentiment.
It's hard not to like The Kid, with its old-fashioned yet endearing combination of pathos and humor.
Combinando com perfeição toques comoventes e engraçados, o filme apresenta ao mundo um dos poucos atores que, ao lado de Chaplin, não empalideceram: o garotinho Jackie Coogan.
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