THE KID + A DOG'S LIFE
- THE KID
- 1921, Charles Chaplin, USA, 54 min.
- With Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan
Chaplin's first feature-length film, THE KID also represents his first major attempt at blending comedy and pathos. Just as bold is its mixture of scrappy street life (BICYCLE THIEVES owes a lot to this film...) with dreamlike fantasy (...as does MIRACLE IN MILAN). The Little Tramp raises an abandoned boy (Coogan in a legendary child performance), but orphanage officials want to pull them apart.
A DOG'S LIFE
1918, Charles Chaplin, USA, 33 min.
With Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance
One of Chaplin's greatest shorts--a light-hearted predecessor to THE KID, with Charlie taking in a mutt instead of a tyke. Silent films with synchronized music scores. 35mm. (MR)