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

Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Written by: Charles Chaplin

 
 
 
Released: 1921
   
Genre: SILENT
COMEDY
   
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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