Tim Kelly is an orphan who runs away after his orphanage burns down. Presumed to be killed in the fire, he is able to roam the streets of New York freely. He meets Max Ginsberg, an old ... See full summary »
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Tim Kelly is an orphan who runs away after his orphanage burns down. Presumed to be killed in the fire, he is able to roam the streets of New York freely. He meets Max Ginsberg, an old Jewish junk dealer with rheumatism, and the two strike a partnership and a close friendship. Written by
This is a must-see movie! It took a long time for me to finally get the opportunity to see it, but it was well worth the wait!!!! I had previously seen young Jackie Coogan in The Kid (1921) and knew that he was quite a charmer and a scene-stealer -- he did it AGAIN in The Rag Man! Young Jackie Coogan displays an excellent acting ability at such a young age.
This movie was, in so many ways, reminiscent of The Kid. The rapport between Coogan and Max Davidson was super! One cannot help feeling emotion when watching this. Although this is definitely a comedy, there are some heart-wrenching scenes in the movie, as well! So, be sure to have a box of tissue handy when watching it!
Hopefully, before long, this movie will be released on DVD and/or VHS.
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