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The Kid

The Kid(1921)

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  • The production company tried to cheat Charles Chaplin by paying him for this six-reel film what they would ordinarily pay him for two-reel film, about half a million dollars. Chaplin took the unassembled film out of state until they agreed to the one-and-a-half million he deserved, plus half the surplus profits on rentals, plus reversion of the film to him after five years on the rental market.
  • For the scene in which the Kid is taken from the Tramp and nearly carted away to a workhouse, Chaplin stated in his autobiography that the young Jackie Coogan was made to cry by his father, who told him that, if he would not cry in the scene, he would be sent to an actual workhouse.

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