The Little Tramp unwillingly takes in an abandoned baby. He quickly softens up to the boy and after a few years, they make their living together as a team. One day, the child falls ill and social services try to take him away…
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An ongoing burlesque Chaplin success with explicit emotional ostentation and manifest. Even then dreams were already personalized by deep unique fantasies: how the unconscious fills the holes in the reality of the character's self-restraint mind is priceless.
Chaplin's first feature length film is still a delight over 90 years later !!!! The mix of the comedic and the human is oft touching beyond words. Coogan may well give the best childhood performance ever in a heartbreaking but often funny turn. Chaplin of course is a delight taking the lovable tramp from years of short films and giving him even more depth and everyman humanity. Essential cinema.
This film us a rollercoaster of emotions. You begin laughing your guts out, then begin to feel the intensity of lacking, followed by intense sadness and anger when you realize that the world is cruel and we get thrown around in it. I am enjoying my Chaplin phase at the moment, great movies.
Chaplin's Little Tramp character discovers an abandoned baby and raises him as his own, while his mother who abandoned becomes a major performing star and takes up charity work for underprivileged children in hopes of reuniting him. A beguiling and emotional charmer, Chaplin tickles the funny bone and pulls the heart strings with equal aplomb.
What a pleasant surprise! I had skipped this movie for some reason. It has a very different feel from his other works. In some ways I'm glad I blew off watching it. Best movie experience I've had in months. I love being surprised!
So many classic moments make Chaplin's first full length film a Masterpiece.Moves quickly with a fitting music score that is not too sentimental.Best of all--Jackie Coogan plays the boy at 5 years old.