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The Rag Man (1925)

Passed | | Drama, Comedy | 16 February 1925 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Willard Mack (story), Robert E. Hopkins (titles) (as Robert Hopkins)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jackie Coogan ... Tim Kelly
Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Mrs. Malloy
Ethel Wales ... Mrs. Bernard
Robert Edeson ... Mr. Bernard
William Conklin ... Mr. Richard L. Scott
Max Davidson ... Max Ginsberg
Dynamite the Horse Dynamite the Horse ... Dynamite- A Horse (as Dynamite)
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Storyline

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 page8701

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You'll brush aside a tear And then you'll roar with laughter...Here's real entertainment...As big and fine and courageous a story of boyhood as you've ever known...Here's joyful Jackie at his most lovable best! (Print Ad- Provo Herald, ((Provo, Utah)) 13 March 1925)

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Trivia

Assuming its copyright has not lapsed already, this film and all others produced in 1925 enter the U.S. public domain in 2021. See more »

Quotes

Max Ginsberg: I got everything - the wold is mine - four cheers. I'll buy a bath tub - I'll have Dynamite's tail bobbed. I'll buy a car load of Matzos. I'll buy a brand new second-hand Ford.
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Alternate Versions

On 30 January 2004, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel broadcast a 68-minute version with an original score composed by Linda Martinez. See more »

Connections

Followed by Old Clothes (1925) See more »

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Excellent Movie
2 October 2004 | by lwsroute66See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

16 February 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Lumpensammler See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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