in about 100 words or less
US 53m,  re-release, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller, Tom Wilson, Henry Bergman, Charles Reisner, Raymond Lee, Lita Grey, Jules Hanft, Frank Campeau, John Coogan
The Kid is an inventive dramatic comedy about an abandoned baby who is found and lovingly raised by The Tramp. In finding a balance between comedy and sadness, The Kid establishes the possibility of a feature-length comedy film, and set Chaplin on course to produce some of the most memorable films of the 20th century. As The Kid, Coogan provided an amazingly natural and highly emotive performance which set this comedy apart from any other of its time. If a film’s greatness is measured its timelessness, The Kid is arguably one of the greatest of them all (Klaus Ming March 2016).