About

Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.

8.3
3,261
Directed by

Charlie Chaplin

Written by

Charlie Chaplin (Writer)

Runtime

68 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

6 reels of Joy.

Cast

Keywords

fistfight semi autobiographical slapstick suicide attempt class differences angel rich poor dream sequence abandoned car theft foundling illegitimate son little tramp

Photos

Lists

#98 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#300 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?