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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.90 /10
Charles Chaplin , Jackie Coogan , Edna Purviance

Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Written by: Charles Chaplin

Released: 1921
Origin: US
Length: 52

A five year-old (Jackie Coogan, right), growing up in destitution, fears he will be sent to an orphanage.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Pretty much the usual mixture of slapstick and sentiment, with rather too much of the latter. Even so, Chaplin's most autobiographical film (his first feature-length work) is among his most touching, thanks to Coogan's natural performance which triumphs over the maudlin material. It made Coogan the biggest child star of the 1920s.

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