The Kid (1921)

STARRING:
Charlie Chaplin, Carl Miller, Jackie Coogan
DIRECTED BY:
Charlie Chaplin
GENRE:
Comedy
Charles Chaplin wrote, directed, and stars in this highly regarded silent era classic. In this one, the Tramp looks after an abandoned baby. Things get difficult when the authorities find out he's not the boy's father. This stirring mixture of comedy and drama (shown here in its original 68 minute length) was not only Chaplin's first feature length movie, but launched the career of six-year-old Jackie Coogan. Movie buffs may notice Lita Grey in a dream sequence; years later she'd become Chaplin's second wife. (BW)