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City Lights (1931)
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Virginia Cherrill Virginia Cherrill
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Florence Lee Florence Lee
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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
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T.S. Alexander T.S. Alexander
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Harry Carr Harry Carr
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Silent Perfection

11 years, 2 months ago at Jul 4 19:30
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If you've never been exposed to a Chaplin film, or a silent black & white film in general, this would be the one to watch first. It will make you fall in love with that golden era of film making. Either this, or Chaplin's 'The Kid'.

All actors in this film I believe are better than most of the big shots today, because without clever scripts and speeches, these actors had to rely e... read more

Review of City Lights

5 years, 4 months ago at May 15 23:03
1 vote
One of my biggest movie-related regrets that I hadn't seen a single Charlie Chaplin film. The director and actor has received massive acclaim, and is still considered today to be one of the world's greatest directors. And yet, I had not seen any of his films. In fact, I had seen relatively few silent films at all. However, if Chaplin's other work is even nearly as good as City Lights, I will not h... read more

Chaplin hits this one out of the park!

10 years, 5 months ago at Apr 21 11:33
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City Lights could be the best Charlie Chaplin film to date; this poignant, entertaining film is both funny and heart-warming. This film also marks one of Chaplin's last silent movies. It was a bold move to release a silent film when the day and age of silent movies had dissolved, but Chaplin's trademark character just wouldn't be as appealing with a voice.

City Lights is another ta... read more
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A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. Her family is in financial trouble. The tramp's on-and-off friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl's benefactor and suitor.
Release date: 7 March 1931
UPC: 014381918120
Tags: Comedy (27), 1931 (26), Silent (24), 1930s (24), Romance (17), Boxing (17), Drama (15), Blindness (14), Friendship (13), Usa (11), Slapstick (10), Tramp (10), Suicide Attempt (9), Millionaire (9), Love (8), Black & White (7), Classic (6), Flower (6), Flower Girl (5), 300 Greatest Films (4)
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“the only bad point is the development time do not feel a decent time

on the other hand, the rest of the film is simply brilliant

all the scenes are well done and most fun and at the same time they do not have to be a very repetitive comedy

a solid and perfect story one that not reach modern times but is still amazing

everyone should see it one of the most beautiful movies ever made

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