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 ...
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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
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)
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 »
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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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 »
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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