A black and white still from the film. A young child, wearing an oversized hat and clothes is looking around the corner of a wall, looking concerned, their hand is on the wall. Behind them is stood Charlie Chaplin, also looking around the corner with hand on the wall. He is dressed is his trademark bowler hat, scruffy shirt, tie, jacket and trousers. He is sporting a moustache. Unbeknown to the pair behind them is stood a police officer, dressed in uniform, next to a lamppost with a frowned expression, looking at the pair.

South West Silents | The Kid (1921)

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 19:30 to 21:00
£10, £8 concessions, under 25s £5 → Book

Marking 100 years since its initial release, The Kid (1921) tells the story of Charlie Chaplin’s loveable Tramp character as he battles on the streets for survival with his orphaned counter-part, played by 6 year old co-star old Jackie Coogan.

Covering many aspects of Chaplin’s very own childhood, The Kid is still one of Chaplin’s most powerful of titles and one of the most important films in the history of cinema. This special screening is produced by South West Silents as part of a new season of events centred around 100 Years of Silent Film: 1921/2021 highlighting key silent film titles celebrating their centenary year.

Introduction by film historian and official Chaplin biographer David Robinson.
With thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye, Roy Export S.A.S, and Film Hub South West.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Charles Reisner
Music: Original 1972 Recorded Score by Charles Chaplin
USA / 53mins / U

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