Charlie Chaplin's 2nd Film Released Feb. 07 1914
Kid Auto Races At Venice is 1914 American-made motion picture starring Charlie Chaplin in which his "Tramp" character makes a first appearance.
Made by Keystone Studios and directed by Henry Lehrman, in it Chaplin plays a spectator at a 'baby-cart race' in California. The spectator keeps getting in the way of the camera and interferes with the race, causing great frustration to the public and participants. Chaplin's tramp character would go on to be one of the most beloved film icons in history.