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City Lights
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Starring (View all)
Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill

A Blind Girl
Florence Lee

Florence Lee

The Blind Girl's Grandmother
Harry Myers

Harry Myers

An Eccentric Millionaire
Al Ernest Garcia

Al Ernest Garcia

The Millionaire's Butler
Hank Mann

Hank Mann

A Prizefighter
Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander

Extra in Boxing Scene
T.S. Alexander

T.S. Alexander

Doctor


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Charles Chaplin

Charles Chaplin

(written by)
Harry Clive

Harry Clive

uncredited


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City Lights (trailer)

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City Lights - S17 Boxing

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Silent Perfection

7 years ago at Jul 4 19:30
1 vote
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

1 year, 2 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!

6 years, 3 months ago at Apr 21 11:33
1 vote
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
Comedy (27), 1931 (25), 1930s (25), Silent (24), Boxing (17), Romance (17), Drama (15), Usa (13), Friendship (13), Blindness (13), Tramp (10), Slapstick (9), Millionaire (9), Suicide Attempt (9), Love (8), Black & White (8), Classic (6), Flower (6), Flower Girl (4), Blind (4)
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