The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put their relationship in jeopardy.
“The Kid” is a silent comedy-drama film directed by Charlie Chaplin and released in 1921. The film stars Chaplin as his iconic character, the Tramp, who becomes the guardian of a young boy (played by Jackie Coogan) who has been abandoned by his mother. Together, the two embark on a series of misadventures as they try to survive on the streets.
The film is notable for its mixture of comedy and drama, as well as its innovative use of storytelling techniques. It was a commercial and critical success upon its release and is now considered one of Chaplin’s greatest films. “The Kid” is also notable for being one of the first feature-length films to combine comedy and drama in such a way, paving the way for later filmmakers to explore similar themes in their work.