Tanqeed Film Festival: The Kid

On Charlie Chaplin’s birthday check out his first full length feature film The Kid.

Synopsis: 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.

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    Reddemon 8 years ago

    Watched this movie now and Nothing is great about it compared to few other charlie movies imo.

    I have seen a similar Bollywood movie but dont remember its name. It had a taxi driver…

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