Movie 'The Kid'

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6 reels of Joy.

A tramp cares for a boy after he's abandoned as a newborn by his mother. Later the mother has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Der Vagabund und das Kind

Charlie Chaplin ist in der Rolle eines Landstreichers zu sehen, der einem kleinen Kind begegnet und ungeplanter Weise zu seinem Ziehvater wird. Die Mutter des Kleinen ist eine berühmte Schauspielerin und fordert den Jungen schließlich zurück …

France French (Français)

Le Kid
  • a.k.a. Le gosse

Un vagabond recueille un enfant abandonné par sa jeune mère qui, quelques années plus tard, est prise de remords et tente de retrouver son fils.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Il monello

Un povero vetraio adotta un bimbo abbandonato, crescendolo come se fosse suo figlio.

Release Date
abandoned baby
black and white
car theft
class differences
dream sequence
good deed doer
illegitimate child
little tramp
out of wedlock child
raised like own child
semi autobiographical
silent film
slapstick comedy
suicide attempt
unwed mother
No Language
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Charles Chaplin Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere Chicago, Illinois
United States of America Theatrical (limited) New York City, New York
France Theatrical U
United States of America Theatrical NR
United Kingdom Theatrical U
Germany Theatrical 0
Italy Theatrical T
United States of America Premiere Theatrical Reissue - Philharmonic Hall, New York City
Australia Physical G DVD
Australia Theatrical (limited) G 100th Anniversary Screenings
TMDb 82% · 1,622 (more information on website)
IMDb 83% · 125,467 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 100% (more information on website)


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


ArtArt DirectionCharles D. Hall
CameraCamera OperatorJack Wilson
Director of PhotographyRoland Totheroh
CrewDriverToraichi Kono
Unit PublicistElsie Codd
DirectingAssistant DirectorA. Edward Sutherland
Charles Reisner
DirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorCharlie Chaplin
ProductionProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundOriginal Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin