#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The opening title reads: “A comedy with a smile–and perhaps a tear”. As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide. The limo is stolen by thieves who dump the baby by a garbage can. Charlie the Tramp finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. A doctor called by Edna discovers the note with the truth about the Kid and reports it to the authorities who come to take him away from Charlie. Before he arrives at the Orphan Asylum Charlie steals him back and takes him to a flophouse. The proprietor reads of a reward for the Kid and takes him to Edna. Charlie is later awakened by a kind policeman who reunites him with the Kid at Edna’s mansion.
Plot: 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.
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Cute and funny. It is difficult to say anything new from this movie or Charles Chaplin. He just delivers a complete story with a lot of different elements. Remarkable is also the performance of Jackie Coogan.
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Two Little Tramps
The most amazing thing about Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid is that it was released in January of 1921. That makes this film 100 years old! A century has gone by since it was made, released, and first viewed, and yet it’s still available to be appreciated anew today. The DVD print that I watched was in very good shape, the picture was great, and I felt that I was watching an important piece of cinema history.
However, The Kid is by no means one of my favorite Chaplin films. In fact, two out of my top three aren’t even silent films, but prime examples of Chaplin’s later work: Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and Limelight (1952). And my third favorite, the 1936 masterpiece Modern Times, is only two-thirds silent!
The plot of the film is quite simple: our beloved Little Tramp finds another little tramp, and and raises the foundling as his own. Years pass, and together, they rise above their life of poverty through the power of love and comedy.
“Professionally funny” is a phrase that I thought a fitting description of Chaplin. He was an artistic genius, and he knew what he was doing and how to engage an audience. In fact, this was his first feature-length film, and he took a whopping five-and-a-half months to shoot it, which was an incredible amount of time for a film production in 1921. Chaplin, of course, not only starred, but wrote, directed, produced, and scored the film!
Jackie Coogan was fantastic as “the Kid”, displaying a wide range of emotion and deftly tugging at the viewer’s heartstrings. His father, Jack Coogan, Sr., coached his son during filming and was paid $125 a week by Chaplin, and also played several small parts within the movie.
Chaplin and Coogan in The Kid (1921)
It is said that Chaplin and Coogan were as close off-screen as on, and every Sunday during the first few weeks of filming, Chaplin would take the boy to the amusement park or other fun activities. This relationship was seen as either an attempt on Chaplin’s part to reclaim his own unhappy childhood, or possibly he was just thinking about his own son whom he had lost, having died three days after birth.
The Kid features a truly bizarre dream sequence in which the Tramp falls asleep on his doorstep and dreams of everyone — including himself — as an angel or demon.
He envisions himself as an angel, with white, feathery wings spread out behind him, and a harp in his hand. Others, including a neighborhood bully, appear as demons, depicted traditionally in dark (presumably red) attire and horns atop their heads. Even a little dog, suspended on wires, comes floating by in a little angel costume!
It’s one of the strangest and most inexplicable dream sequences I’ve seen in a film, and yet it is oddly captivating.
The technical aspects in this film — both in the dream sequence and in the rest of the movie — are marvelous when one considers that it was made a hundred years ago, when the movie medium itself was less than thirty years old.
Whether or not it is one of Chaplin’s greatest works is up to the individual viewer, but you cannot deny that it is a landmark movie, and holds an important place in the history of American cinema. It deserves a look, maybe even more than one. As the opening title card reads, it’s “a picture with a smile — and perhaps, a tear.”
One Of The Most Memorable Silent Films Ever
Wow, is this a memorable film! It is one of the most famous silent movies ever and justifiably so. That fact that it still entertains over 80 years after it was made is quite a testimony.
It is a wonderful blend of humor and drama. Charlie Chaplin’s unique humor, combined with an involving storyline and strong sentimentality make this one to remember. Chaplin’s humor ranges from pure slapstick to some clever stunts.
The “kid” – Jackie Coogan – is just as memorable, maybe even more so. He is unbelievably cute, especially in those old-time clothes he wore. Watching the expressions on his face, even as a baby, are fascinating and facial expressions certainly were a trademark of the silent era.
So, between Chaplin and Coogan, and a very involving story that can break your heart one minute and have you laughing out loud the next, it’s an amazing piece of work. This is a very fast-paced story which lasts less than an hour.
The special edition two-disc DVD has a restored version of the print so the picture is very clear, actually astounding for its age. Excellent entertainment.
The First Ever Dramedy
The Kid is a silent film that starred,written,produced,directed by Charlie Chaplin.It also features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick.Legendary actor Charlie Chaplin plays as The Little Tramp who stumbles upon an abandoned baby in the alley and takes him into his care. As “the kid” grows older, they become partners in crime, until one day when the child falls ill and hospital workers endeavor to take the boy away. One of the most famous silent films of all time and it is also regarded as the first-ever comedy-drama in cinema.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.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.Watch it to truly appreciate this landmark silent film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 8 min (68 min), 54 min (Germany), 50 min (1971 edit with new Chaplin score), 51 min (DVD), 53 min (re-release) (UK), 58 min (theatrical) (UK)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Director Charles Chaplin
Writer Charles Chaplin
Actors Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (new music score) (1971), Silent
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (sound version), 1.33 : 1
Film Length 1,614 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP), 35 mm