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My Boy (1921)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  December 1921 (USA)
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An orphan escapes immigration officials at Ellis Island and goes to live with an old ship's master who can't find work and can't pay the rent.

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Jackie Blair
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Captain Bill
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Jackie Blair's father was killed in France. His mother died traveling in steerage. This leaves little Jackie Blair alone when he appears at Ellis Island, and the immigration officials want to send him right back. Captain Bill appears on the scene asking for a job - but he's too old and no one wants him. He sees lonely little Jackie, pities him and asks the eight Pinkosuwitz children to include him in their games. Thus, the Captain unwittingly engineers Jackie's escape. The orphan is mixed in with the Pinkosuwitzes when they leave the immigration building. When they find they've gained a ninth child, they send him on his way. This leaves Jackie to follow Captain Bill back to his very modest home - for which the old salt is unable to pay the rent. Jackie tries to make himself useful. He even sings and dances with an organ grinder to make money for the Captain's medicine. Little does either guess that Jackie's wealthy grandmother has everyone in immigration looking for the boy. When ... Written by J. Spurlin

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This film is on the second disc in the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for The Kid (1921), released in 2004 by Warner Brothers. See more »

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Title Card: Midway between the immeasurable distance from horizon to horizon, but nearing the coveted shore - America!
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Memorable Film
9 October 2002 | by (Motown) – See all my reviews

When I was a teenager, and just getting interested in collecting books on silent film (this was before you could actually GET them on tape for home use), I saw MY BOY on our local public television station, and I've never forgotten it. Besides the acting, I remember it for one scene of the New York skyline. Hope I can get my hands on a copy of this one to see it again! I recommend this one!! Jackie's the last word in "child actor."


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