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The Rag Man (1925)

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Although Jackie Coogan is dressed up (or rather, down) for this comedy in much the same way he was for Charles Chaplin's The Kid, there are two big differences -- he's four years older than when he made the Chaplin film and starting to lose his childish charm. A fire breaks out at an orphanage in New York's Lower East Side, and young Tim Kelly (Coogan) escapes in his nightshirt. He hides from the cops by ducking into a junk wagon belonging to Max Ginsberg (Max Davidson). Ginsberg takes him in, and when Tim proves himself to be an excellent "rag man," the two become partners. Years before, Ginsberg had invented a type of sewing machine, but Bernard (Robert Edeson), a crooked lawyer, cheated him out of the patent. Tim tracks down the devious Bernard and makes him square things with Ginsberg. The two rag men, now incredibly wealthy, become New York's most exclusive antiques dealers.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn

Cast

Jackie Coogan
as Tim Kelly
Max Davidson
as Junkman
Lydia Yeamans Titus
as Mrs. Mallory
Robert Edeson
as Bernard
Jackie Cooper
as Tim Kelly
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Critic Reviews for The Rag Man

All Critics (1)

A sentimental feel-good comedy.

Full Review… | June 21, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Rag Man

½

"all he was saying was rags & old iron" no the kid here but coogan makes it worth watching if not 2 see his acting arc as he is now 4 years older than in the kid and a few years b4 the champ.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

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