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City Lights
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Virginia Cherrill Virginia Cherrill
A Blind Girl
Florence Lee Florence Lee
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Harry Myers Harry Myers
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Al Ernest Garcia Al Ernest Garcia
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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
A Tramp
Jack Alexander Jack Alexander
Spectator in Boxing Scene
T.S. Alexander T.S. Alexander

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Harry Clive Harry Clive


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Silent Perfection

8 years, 10 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

2 years, 11 months ago at May 15 23:03
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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!

8 years 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), 1930s (25), Silent (25), 1931 (25), Boxing (17), Romance (17), Drama (15), Blindness (14), Usa (13), Friendship (13), Slapstick (10), Tramp (10), Suicide Attempt (9), Millionaire (9), Love (8), Black & White (7), Classic (6), Flower (6), Flower Girl (5), Blind (4)
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"1930/31! Winner: Charlie Chaplin! Nominees: Clarence Brown - A Free Soul Fritz Lang - M Lewis Milestone - The Front Page Norman Tuarog - Skippy"

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"1930/31! Winner: City Lights! Nominees: East Lynne The Front Page Skippy Trader Horn"

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"1930/31! Winner: Charlie Chaplin! Nominees: Lionel Barrymore - A Free Soul as Stephen Ashe Jackie Cooper - Skippy as Skippy Richard Dix - Cimarron as Yancey Cravat Peter Lorre - M as Hans Beckert"

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