Chaplin's iconic tramp character works in a factory
Marie was supposed to flee to Paris with her fiancé Jean, but she ends up in the city of lights on her own.
When Jean does arrive, he finds Marie in the arms of a rich playboy... with all the consequences. After Chaplin had become very successful with his character The Little Tramp, he also wanted to show his serious side, and chose not to play the lead in this film. Moreover, he wanted to give Edna Purviance, who had played important roles in many of his films, a helping hand in achieving a great career.
Charlie Chaplin has an oeuvre like no other: magical, poetic, hilarious, moving and irresistible. This year marks the 100th anniversary of his groundbreaking film The Kid. Reason enough to bring all his films back to the big screen, in beautifully restored versions.