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* EarnYourHappyEnding: All three of them have their fair share of grief, but in the end, the mother reunites with her son and asks Charlie into her house as well, strongly implying John and his adoptive father won't be split up.



* ParentalAbandonment, played ''very'' sympathetically, as the mother is unwed (which, back when this movie was made, was considered shocking, especially if you were white) and doesn't have the money to care for the child herself.

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* ParentalAbandonment, played ParentalAbandonment: Played ''very'' sympathetically, as the mother is unwed (which, back when this movie was made, was considered shocking, especially if you were white) and doesn't have the money to care for the child herself.herself. Note also that she leaves him in a fancy car before a fancy mansion, hoping that he'd be raised by rich people and be well-off.


Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''The Kid'' was his first feature film. It is considered the first {{Dramedy}}, mixing Chaplinesque slapstick with dramatic moments and heart. It was a huge hit and remains one of his best-remembered films. It also made Jackie Coogan a big star at the age of six, making him the first true child star in American movie history. Over four decades after this film, Coogan would play Uncle Fester on the original ''Series/{{The Addams Family}}'' series. After Chaplin received his lifetime achievement UsefulNotes/AcademyAward in 1972, he told Coogan [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "I think I would rather see you right now than anyone else."]]

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Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''The Kid'' was his first feature film. It is considered the first {{Dramedy}}, mixing Chaplinesque slapstick with dramatic moments and heart. It was a huge hit and remains one of his best-remembered films. It also made Jackie Coogan a big star at the age of six, making him the first true child star in American movie history. Over four decades after this film, Coogan would play Uncle Fester on the original ''Series/{{The Addams Family}}'' ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' series. After Chaplin received his lifetime achievement UsefulNotes/AcademyAward in 1972, he told Coogan [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "I think I would rather see you right now than anyone else."]]
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* SocietyMarchesOn: If the mother had abandoned her kid today (like leaving him in a stranger´s car), she would probably have suffered a lawsuit and forced child care for her son anyway. An episode of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' stressed this point, where a young mother left her newborn child in a trashcan. She was deemed unfit to take care of it by rule of law.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: If the mother had abandoned her kid today (like leaving him in a stranger´s stranger's car), she would probably have suffered a lawsuit and forced child care for her son anyway. An episode of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' stressed this point, where a young mother left her newborn child in a trashcan. She was deemed unfit to take care of it by rule of law.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: If the mother had abandoned her kid today (like leaving him in a stranger´s car), she would probably have suffered a lawsuit and forced child care for her son anyway. An episode of ''Series/ChicagoHope'' stressed this point, where a young mother left her newborn child in a trashcan. She was deemed unfit to take care of it by rule of law.


Has a place in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry. Not to be confused with a [[Film/TheKid2000 totally unrelated film]] starring BruceWillis.

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Has a place in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry. Not to be confused with a [[Film/TheKid2000 totally unrelated film]] starring BruceWillis.Creator/BruceWillis.

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* WantedPoster: The owner of the night shelter identifies the Tramp and the kid when noticing the Wanted ad in the newspaper.

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* ReCut: The original film was 1 hour, 8 minutes long. When Chaplin re-edited it and added an original score in 1971, he excised eight minutes of footage. The principal difference is a scene where the mother reconciles with John's father, a scene that is missing from the "authorized" version but can be found in the various public domain prints.



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* ActionDad: The Tramp turns into one when the Kid is taken.



* DreamSequence / DreamBallet: A singularly bizarre scene. Charlie falls asleep and has a dream where he's suddenly an angel, and dances with a lot of women dressed as angels until people dressed as demons come in and tempt everyone to evil. It comes out of nowhere and has nothing to do with the actual plot, and of course, sealing the deal, he wakes up and the movie continues as normal. Chaplin's longer films often had randomly inserted nonsensical dream sequences.



* DreamSequence / DreamBallet: A singularly bizarre scene. Charlie falls asleep and has a dream where he's suddenly an angel, and dances with a lot of women dressed as angels until people dressed as demons come in and tempt everyone to evil. It comes out of nowhere and has nothing to do with the actual plot, and of course, sealing the deal, he wakes up and the movie continues as normal. Chaplin's longer films often had randomly inserted nonsensical dream sequences.



* ReCut: The original film was 1 hour, 8 minutes long. When Chaplin re-edited it and added an original score in 1971, he excised eight minutes of footage. The principal difference is a scene where the mother reconciles with John's father, a scene that is missing from the "authorized" version but can be found in the various public domain prints.


* AuthenticationByNewspaper: The owner of the night shelter identifies the Tramp and the kid when seeing the [[WantedPoster Wanted ad]] in the newspaper.

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* PovertyFood: At one point the Tramp dishes up an undefinable mass from a disgustingly messy pot.


* HelloAgainOfficer: A common trope for Chaplin. The tramp encounters the local policeman again when trying to place the baby in the stroller and once again when fooling around with his wife.

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* HelloAgainOfficer: A common trope for Chaplin. The After their initial encounter, the tramp encounters bumps into the local policeman again when trying to place the baby in the stroller and once again when fooling around with his wife.


* HotPursuit: The infamous roof-chase scene in which Charlie out-runs a policeman to try and save John from being taken away.



* RoofHopping: The aforementioned police chase scene taking place on the roofs of buildings.

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* RoofHopping: The aforementioned police chase infamous roof-chase scene taking place on the roofs of buildings.in which Charlie out-runs a policeman to try and save John from being taken away.

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* AuthenticationByNewspaper: The owner of the night shelter identifies the Tramp and the kid when seeing the [[WantedPoster Wanted ad]] in the newspaper.


This film is in the PublicDomain and may be viewed in its entirety at [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7825676509326646750 Google Video]]. Has a place in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry. Not to be confused with a [[Film/TheKid2000 totally unrelated film]] starring BruceWillis.

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This film is in the PublicDomain and may be viewed in its entirety at [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7825676509326646750 Google Video]]. Has a place in the UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry. Not to be confused with a [[Film/TheKid2000 totally unrelated film]] starring BruceWillis.

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