The Kid

Retrospective Screenings

FEATURE | United States | 68 MINUTES |

THE KID

Comedy, Drama

Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn’t merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

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Sun June 20 - 2:00 PM
Pier 76 in Hudson River Park
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CAST & CREDITS

Director
Charles Chaplin
Producer
Charles Chaplin
Writer
Charles Chaplin
Cinematographer
Roland Totheroh
Editor
Charles Chaplin
Production Designer
Charles D. Hall
Music Assoicate
Eric James
Music Orchestrated & Conducted By
Eric Rogers
Assistant Camera
H. Wenger
Music Composed By
Charles Chaplin
Cast
Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan