The Kid Solarmovie

The Kid (1921)


Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.

The Kid Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 8.2/10 from 823 votes
Release Date: 1921-01-21
Status: Released
Run time: 68 min / 1:8
Production Studio : First National Pictures, Charles Chaplin Productions
Production Country: United States of America


Charlie Chaplin
as A Tramp
Jackie Coogan
as The Kid
Edna Purviance
as Mother
Albert Austin
as Man in Shelter
Beulah Bains
as Bride
Carl Miller
as The Man
Henry Bergman
as Night Shelter Keeper
Kitty Bradbury
as Bride's Mother
Nellie Bly Baker
as Slum Nurse
F. Blinn
as His Assistant (uncredited)
Frances Cochran
as Extra in Reception Scene
Frank Campeau
as Welfare Officer
Bliss Chevalier
as Extra in Wedding Scene
Elsie Codd
as Extra in Alley Scene
Jack Coogan Sr.
as Pickpocket / Guest / Devil
Estelle Cook
as Extra in Wedding Scene
Dan Dillon
as Bum
Philip D'Oench
as Extra in Wedding Scene
Lillian Crane
as Extra in Wedding Scene
Robert Dunbar
as Bridegroom
Edward Biby
as Orphan Asylum Driver (uncredited)
Sadie Gordon
as Extra in Heaven Scene (uncredited)
Lita Grey
as Flirtatious Angel (uncredited)
Jules Hanft
as Physician (uncredited)
Kathleen Kay
as Maid (uncredited)
Raymond Lee
as His Kid Brother (uncredited)
Clyde McAtee
as Extra in Reception Scene (uncredited)
John McKinnon
as Chief of Police (uncredited)
Lew Parker
as Extra in Heaven Scene (uncredited)
Esther Ralston
as Extra in Heaven Scene (uncredited)
Granville Redmond
as The Man's Friend (uncredited)
Charles Reisner
as Bully (uncredited)
Edgar Sherrod
as Priest (uncredited)
S.D. Wilcox
as Cop (uncredited)
Tom Wilson
as Policeman (uncredited)


Directing Charlie Chaplin Director
Camera Roland Totheroh Director of Photography
Art Charles D. Hall Art Direction
Editing Charlie Chaplin Editor
Production Charlie Chaplin Producer
Writing Charlie Chaplin Writer
Sound Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer
Directing A. Edward Sutherland Assistant Director
Camera Jack Wilson Camera Operator
Crew Toraichi Kono Driver
Crew Elsie Codd Unit Publicist
Directing Charles Reisner Assistant Director