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    Unique ID Code: 0000129891
    Added by: David Simpson
    Added on: 26/5/2010 18:09
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    The Kid

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    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 113 Mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    The Tramp and an abandoned child (6 year old Jackie Coogan) triumph over lifes hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be.

    Charlie Chaplin's first feature is a sad comedy about a woman who abandons her child with the intention of commiting suicide. The little Tramp finds the baby and takes him under his wing. When the woman, Edna, turns out to be an opera star five years later, she spends her extra time doing charity work for youngsters who live in the slums, hoping that she will find her son. Eventually, the truth comes out and the authorities take the baby away from Chaplin. He steals the child back, but is soon discovered and separated once again from him. A reunion at the mother's mansion resolves things happily, yet the earlier somber tone prevails, making this sweet and heartwarming story resonate for the viewer.

    Special Features:
    Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins)
    Chaplin Today: The Kid - documentary (26 mins)
    Scenes deleted for 1971 release (6 mins)
    Recording the New Score (1971) (2 mins)
    Jackie Coogan Dances (1920) (2 mins)
    Nice and Friendly (1922) - feat Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Jackie Coogan and Chaplin (11 mins)
    Photo Gallery
    Chaplin Trailer Reel

    Directed By:
    Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan

    Park Circus

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