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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kid: With a smile and perhaps a tear, November 1, 2000
This review is from: Charlie Chaplin Centennial Collection: The Kid / The Idle Class [VHS] (VHS Tape)
The Kid remains my favorite Chaplin film. The first time I saw it I actually cried. It continues to amuse and move (I show it to college film students each semester and they love it). Consider this: Chaplin stared, directed, produced, wrote the script and even composed the musical score!
Another item that may increase your appreciation of this film: Chaplin and his wife had just had a baby die when he began developing the idea of having his alter-ego, the Tramp, raise a baby. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't have the strength to share my pain with ten million people by turning it into a movie.
This gem belongs in any video collection. Enjoy!
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