19 July 2010

The Kid (1921)


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

So basically: A child is abandoned by a woman who cannot take care of him and is picked up by the Tramp. Five years later, the two are happily living and working together. The woman is now a successful actress doing charity in the same neighbourhood. After a fight with another boy, the Kid falls ill and a doctor is sent for. Once there, the doctor inquires about the Kid's parentage, to which the Tramp must admit he's not the Kid's biological father and that he is technically an orphan. Hearing this, the doctor calls on an orphan asylum to take the boy away. Now, the Tramp must rescue his son.

First silent and first Chaplin film on the list. I know, probably a lot of you have never seen a silent film before. Well, here's a good one to start with. It's one of the cutest movies ever and Chaplin defs does not disappoint.

Defs deserves to be on the list!

Ziggi seal of approval!

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