The Kid ; A dog's life [videorecording]
- [First National Pictures] ; written, produced and directed by Charles Chaplin.
- Beverly Hills, CA : CBS/Fox Video, c1993.
- Physical description
- 2 videodiscs (103 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
- Chaplin: a legacy of laughter
- The Kid. (68 min.)
- A dog's life. (35 min.)
- Supplementary materials.
(The Kid) A child is abandoned by his unwed mother, who hopes to offer him a better life by leaving him in a limousine. Unfortunately, the limo is stolen and the burglars dump the baby into an alley, where he is discovered by The Little Tramp. After trying unsuccessfully to give him to a variety of more suitable parents, The Little Tramp is at last obliged to keep him. He teaches The Kid everything he knows, from lessons of the street to polite table manners, and fights to keep him through one Chalinesque misadventure after another. At the bittersweet end, The Little Tramp is welcomed into the home of The Kid's mother, who has recently learned the child's identity and taken him home with her.
- (A dog's life) Canine and human underdogs succeed in spite of the odds against them in a series of gags and slapstick routines.
- Publication date
- The Kid originally produced as motion picture in 1921. Copyright renewed 1948 by Charles Chaplin. Copyright 1971 The Roy Export Company Establishment. A dog's life originally produced as motion picture in 1918. Copyright renewed by The Roy Export Company Establishment in 1993. Includes supplementary materials about the new Chaplin Studio.
- Silent film with added musical soundtrack.
- Production Credits
- (The Kid) Photography, Roland Totheroh ; music composed by Charles Chaplin, orchestrated and conducted by Eric Rogers.
- (A dog's life) Photography, Roland Totheroh ; music composed by Charles Chaplin, arranged by Eric James and Eric Spear, orchestrated and conducted by Eric Rogers.
- (The Kid) Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jack Coogan, Carl Miller.
- (A dog's life) Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin, Henry Bergman.
- Laser optical discs (CAV) ; digital monaural sound. Chapter and frame search.
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