The Kid

Synopsis: The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a tear". As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna deposits her new baby with a pleading note in a limousine and goes off to commit suicide. The limo is stolen by thieves who dump the baby by a garbage can. Charlie the Tramp finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. A doctor called by Edna discovers the note with the truth about the Kid and reports it to the authorities who come to take him away from Charlie. Before he arrives at the Orphan Asylum Charlie steals him back and takes him to a flophouse. The proprietor reads of a reward for the Kid and takes him to Edna. Charlie is later awakened by a kind policeman who reunites him with the Kid at Edna's mansion.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Charles Chaplin
Production: First National Pictures Inc.
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
68 min

The Kid

Charles Chaplin

A picture with a smile -

and perhaps, a tear.

"Charity Hospital"

The Woman -

whose sin was motherhood.


The man.

His morning promenade.

"Awkward ass."

"Pardon me, you dropped something."

"Is that yours?"

"What its name?"


Five years later...

"Put the quater 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.

Professor Guido, impressario.

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

Charity -

to some a duty, to others a joy.

Enter - his brother.

" You wicked boy."

"Go lick'im."

"If your kid beats my brother,

then i'm going to beat you."

"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'."


"Are you the father of this child?"

"Well - prctically."

"Explain yourself."

"This child needs proper care and attention."

"I'll attend to the matter."


The proper care and attention.

Country Orfan Asylum

"Ask him where the kid is."

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

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


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

$1000 Reward

Lost child wanted...




Off for a spin.

Sin creeps in.

Welcome to our city.

The trouble begins.

"Vamp him."


Getting flighty.

Her sweetheart arrives.


The End

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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