1921: How Charlie Chaplin invented the dramedy

In 1921 Charlie Chaplin wrote, starred in and directed his first feature film, The Kid, the story of a young mother who is forced to abandon her child and the lovable tramp that find and raises him. In this video One Hundred Years of Cinema revisits the film showing how Chaplin was one of the first to mix comedy and drama to build a bigger narrative.


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