Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.
The portrayal of poverty and the cruelty of welfare workers are reminiscent of Charles Chaplin's own childhood in London. This makes it the most autobiographical film he ever made.
When the Woman is giving toys to the children on the street, she sits down on the curb and a woman hands her a baby. When she takes the baby, she sets the last two toys, a dog and a ball, next to her on the curb and the ball rolls off the curb a couple of feet. A few shots later, when she meets John, she picks up the toys and gives them to him, but the ball is back in position next to her on the curb.
A new version was reissued in 1971 with a new music score composed by Charles Chaplin, who also re-edited the film in order to omit a few scenes featuring the kid's mother.