The Tramp finds a newborn baby left on the street. After not being able to get rid of him, the Tramp grows to love him as his own and decides to raise him.
Their relationship deepens throughout the years, but upcoming events aim to tear them apart.
Charles Chaplin’ irascible Tramp is given able support from Jackie Coogan as The Kid in this slapstick masterpiece, balancing the guffaws with moments of disarming poignancy.
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Major accolades received by The Kid (1921)
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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