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City Lights (1931)

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Starring (View all)
Virginia Cherrill Virginia Cherrill
A Blind Girl
Harry Myers Harry Myers
An Eccentric Millionaire
Al Ernest Garcia Al Ernest Garcia
The Millionaire's Butler
Hank Mann Hank Mann
A Prizefighter
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
A Tramp
Albert Austin Albert Austin
Street Sweeper / Burglar
Eddie Baker Eddie Baker
Boxing Fight Referee
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman
Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor


Written by
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
(written by)
Harry Crocker Harry Crocker
uncredited


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Silent Perfection

15 years, 3 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

9 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

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6 months, 1 week ago at Mar 27 19:41
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As much as I loved The Kid, The Gold Rush, Modern Times and The Great Dictator, City Lights is the film I consider Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece. And there are several reasons why this is so for me.

I love how City Lights is filmed, once again the cinematography is stunning as are the costumes and sets. The music is also a delight(though my favourite soundtrack in a Chaplin movie is t... 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 (28), Silent (26), 1931 (25), 1930s (24), Romance (19), Boxing (19), Drama (16), Blindness (15), Friendship (13), Usa (11), Suicide Attempt (10), Slapstick (10), Tramp (10), Millionaire (10), Love (8), Black & White (7), Flower (6), Flower Girl (5), Blind (4)
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“As much as I loved The Kid, The Gold Rush, Modern Times and The Great Dictator, City Lights is the film I consider Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece. And there are several reasons why this is so for me.

I love how City Lights is filmed, once again the cinematography is stunning as are the costumes and sets. The music is also a delight(though my favourite soundtrack in a Chaplin movie is the one for Modern Times) with plenty of themes that stuck in my head, while the sound effects are wonderfully incorporated and the subtitles easy to understand. The comedy is brilliantly done, the scene in the boxing ring is not only one of my favourite scenes in a Chaplin movie(along with the final sequence and the dance of the bread rolls of The Gold Rush, the final scene of The Kid and the speech ” read more

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