PG certificateThe Kid is a Film programme that first aired in 1921 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Kid is a 4 star programme

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The Kid (1921)

Directed by
Charlie Chaplin

Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy Los Angeles based image consultant, but as he nears 40, he's cynical, dogless, chickless, estranged from his father, and he has no memories of his childhood and is deeply unhappy with himself.

One night, however, he surprises an intruder, who turns out to be a kid of just 8 years old, but there's something oddly familiar about this chubby little lad, whose name is Rusty.

This boy's identity sparks a journey into Russ's past as he realises that Rusty is in fact him when he was eight and has been sent forward in time to help his older self get in touch with who he used to be. Now the two of them try to find the key moment that has defined who Russ really is.

Two long-suffering women look on with disbelief: Russ's secretary, Janet (Lily Tomlin), and his assistant, the lovely Amy (Emily Mortimer), to whom Rusty takes a shine.

What, and who, is at the end of this journey?

Written by

Genre: Film

Production Year: 1921

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin...Tramp
Edna Purviance...Mother
Jackie Coogan...The Kid
Baby Hathaway...The Kid as a baby
Carl Miller...Artist
Granville Redmond...His friend
May White...Edna's maid
Image for Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson...Policeman
Henry Bergman...Night shelter keeper
Charles Reisner...Bully
Raymond J. Lee...His kid brother
Lita Grey...Flirtatious Angel
Edith Wilson...Lady with baby carriage
Baby Wilson...Baby in carriage
Nellie Bly Baker...Slum nurse