The Kid (1921)


EPISODE # 59:  Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID (1921) is often overlooked in favor of his later films like CITY LIGHTS or MODERN TIMES. However, this is one you definitely should see, whether you’re new to classic film or have been a Chaplin fan for years. Lara and James discuss why this is such an important film in Chaplin’s career, as well as this silent classic’s connection to The Addams Family.  We’re joined by our audience-of-one Melanie Hooks to discuss what Chaplin himself calls “A picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”