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The Kid – Watch movie Free Online on 132 Movies. Director: Charles Chaplin, writer: Charles Chaplin, stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan. “The Kid” makes the case that Charles Chaplin was the greatest silent movie star of all time. Now that does not disregard the excellent works of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, but Chaplin was the best, and, to prove the point, he had the greatest number of major screen hits: “The Kid” (1921), “The Gold Rush” (1925), “The Circus” (1928), “City Lights” (1931), “Modern Times” (1936), “The Great Dictator” (1940). And he produced, directed, wrote screenplays, composed, edited, and acted (starred). “The Kid” was Chaplin’s first as a director.

The movie begins with a title card, “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear.” An unwed mother (Edna Purviance) and entertainer “whose sin was motherhood” walks out of a charity hospital and abandons her baby, and Charlie Chaplin eventually happens to notice the infant wrapped inside a blanket. He tries humorously and awkwardly to pass the little tyke onto others, but just cannot succeed. So he decides to raise the baby as his own. Five years later we see a spunky kid with baggy pants (Jackie Coogan) named John.

” It is obvious that Tramp’s reward for his adoption is the happy presence and meaning that the Kid gives his life, despite conditions of poverty. The two are partners who work together to raise funds, which are always short. Their “work” consists of the energetic Kid breaking windows with rocks, with the Tramp just happening to show up as a glazier with a window replacement kit. There are a number of classic scenes: the Kid’s grooming session, pancake breakfast, the bully fight, flophouse, and dream sequence. Meanwhile the Kid’s real mother, who has finally made it big, has wanted her child back for some time. She is still searching. Will the three lives intermingle?

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The blend of comedy and pathos throughout are skillfully handled by the director. Also, there is incredible screen chemistry between Chaplin and six year-old Coogan, who made his debut. The latter stole most scenes, especially the part where the County Orphan Asylum authorities are separating him from his father. Chaplin didn’t seem to mind as he and Coogan made quite a pair!

The Chaplin-Coogan combination was a winning one, and Coogan’s career as a child star, the first one in movie history, was launched. Chaplin himself became – not only the biggest Hollywood actor in the world – but also the most famous personality on earth. His image was recognizable in most places. The music score is very sentimental, and appropriate. The original 68-minute feature was trimmed to about 53-minutes by Chaplin in 1971.

Charles Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889, in East Street, Walworth, London. Though his parents, both music hall entertainers, separated before his third birthday, they also raised him into the entertainment business. His first appearance on film was in ‘Making a Living (1914),’ a one-reel comedy released on February 2, 1914. It didn’t take long for Chaplin to find his niche in the film-making industry, and his character of the Tramp who first appeared in ‘Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)’ guaranteed his popularity and longevity in the industry.

The Kid

The Kid

After a string of successful short films, among the most accomplished of which are ‘Shoulder Arms (1918)’ and ‘A Dog’s Life (1918),’ Chaplin commenced production on his first feature-length outing with the Tramp. ‘The Kid (1921)’ proved an instant success, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1921 {behind Rex Ingram’s ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)’} and ensuring another fifteen years of comedies featuring Chaplin’s most enduring character. Watch The Kid on 132Movies now.

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‘The Kid’ opens in somewhat sombre circumstances, as a struggling entertainer (Chaplin regular Edna Purviance) emerges from the hospital clasping her unwanted child. Unable, or perhaps unwilling, to care for the infant, she regretfully abandons the baby in an automobile, which is promptly hijacked by unscrupulous criminals. The car thieves discard the orphan in a garbage-strewn alleyway, at which point our humble vagrant hero comes tramping down the street.

Upon his discovery of the little bundle-of-joy, Chaplin demonstrates the most practical response, and glances inquiringly upwards, both at the apartment windows through which residents like to toss their leftovers, and at the Heavens, who conceivably might have dropped a newborn from the sky. After several awkward attempts to unload the baby on somebody else, Chaplin lovingly decides to raise the kid himself, crudely fashioning the necessities of child-raising (a milk bottle, a toilet seat) from his own modest possessions. Five years on, the Kid (Jackie Coogan) has blossomed into a devoted and energetic sidekick, a partner-in-crime if you will, and it is then that Chaplin’s fatherhood is placed in jeopardy.

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