The Kid (film)

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The Kid  (1921) 
by Charlie Chaplin

The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his foundling baby, adopted son and sidekick.

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The Principal Characters:

The Man CARL MILLER
The Woman EDNA PURVIANCE
The Child JACK COOGAN
A Tramp CHARLIE CHAPLIN

A picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.

CHARITY HOSPITAL

CHARITY
HOSPITAL

The woman—whose sin was motherhood.

Alone.

The man.

His morning promenade.

"Awkward ass."

"Pardon me, you dropped something."

Please love and care
for this orphan child

"Is that yours?"

"What's its name?"

"John."

FIVE YEARS LATER

"Put the quarter in the gas meter."

"You know what streets we worked today?"

?

All's well....
Job number 13.

Off duty.

The woman—now a star of great prominence.

Congratulations
on your
performance
last night

Professor Guido, impresario.

"Read what the critics say....wonderful!"

Charity—
to some a duty, to others a joy.

The world welcomes fame.

The man—now a painter of great prominence.

Fate.

The
past

Regrets

"How may I atone for the suffering I've—"

"It's too late now, unless the child—"

Enter—his brother.

"You wicked boy."

"Go lick 'im."

"If your kid beats my brother, then I'm going to beat you."

BEDS
10 CENTS

"And you wouldn't strike this man, would you?"

"Remember—if he smites you on one cheek, offer him the other."

A successful retreat.

"Oh, well, I guess he's not in."

"This child is ill. Get a doctor at once!"

"I must go now, but I'll return."

The country doctor.

"Say 'ah'."

"Louder!"

"Are you the father of this child?"

"Well—practically."

"Explain yourself."

Police Gazette

Please love and care
for this orphan child

"This child needs proper care and attention."

"I'll attend to the matter."


SEPTEMBER
1

Convalescence


SEPTEMBER
4

Convalescence

Police Gazette

The proper care and attention.

COUNTY
ORPHAN
ASYLUM

"Ask him where the kid is."

"Ask him if he's got any belongings."

"Tell him it's none of his business."

C.O. ASYLUM

Please love and care
for this orphan child

Night.[1]

Management not
responsible for

VALUABLES STOLEN.

The Morning Telegraph

"You don't charge for a baby in arms?"

$1000 REWARD
LOST CHILD WANTED

Boy - Age 5 - Last seen with a little man with large flat feet and small moustache.

If he or any other person will bring the child to Police Headquarters, the above reward will be paid.

No questions asked.

H. GRAFTON

Chief of Police

Dawn.

6-6791

63

Dreamland.

Shopping.

Off for a spin.

Sin creeps in.

·WELCOME·TO·OUR·CITY·

The trouble begins.

"Vamp him."

Innocence.

Getting flighty.

LOVE

Her sweetheart arrives.

Jealousy.

THE END


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1977, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 44 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

  1. This intertitle is mentioned to exist in an online source in the 1972 reissue, but for some reason was left out of the version available on Wikisource as of June 2022. The video Wikisource currently has may be incomplete because of this. It was reconstructed here to this timestamp, which marks the beginning of the shelter scene, in the Wikisource transcription. (Wikisource contributor note)