The Rag Man

The Rag Man is a 1925 American comedy drama film starring Jackie Coogan. The film was directed by Edward F. Cline, and written by Willard Mack. This was the first Jackie Coogan movie made entirely under the MGM banner.[1]

The Rag Man
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Directed byEdward F. Cline
Written byWillard Mack
StarringJackie Coogan
CinematographyFrank B. Good
Robert Martin
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 16, 1925 (1925-02-16)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Tim Kelly (Jackie Coogan) is a kid who runs away from an orphanage on the Lower East Side in New York after a fire breaks out. He ends up taking refuge with Max (Max Davidson), a lonely junk man who is down on his luck after being cheated out of a patent fortune by some unscrupulous lawyers. Little Kelly and Max form a partnership in the bottle and rag business, and eventually become close companions.[2]



A print of The Rag Man is held by MGM.[3]


  1. ^ Eames, John Douglas (1981). The MGM Story: The Complete History of Fifty-seven Roaring Years. Crown Publishers, p. 12 ISBN 0-517-53810-5
  2. ^ "The Rag Man (1925) - Full Synopsis -". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Rag Man

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