El Chico (The Kid) – Film 1921


A poor glazier picks up a child abandoned by his mother, who was the victim of a seducer. The original intention of the mother was to abandon the child at the gates of a millionaire house, but circumstances lead the glazier to take care of the child. To help his adoptive father, the boy will dedicate himself to breaking tiles that will be in charge of repairing the glassmaker. But fate will return the boy’s mother as a popular singer, so she will want to get her son back.

This film is the first directed by Charles Chaplin (‘Modern Times’) after a series of short films made. He stars as the glazier who adopts the boy, played by Jackie Coogan (‘The Adams Family’).

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