City Lights

City Lights

City Lights

Considered both one of Charlie Chaplin's greatest comedies and one of the best movies of all time, City Lights follows the misadventures of the Tramp as he falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a troubled relationship with a depressed millionaire (Harry Myers). Ranked 11th Best Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute in 2007.

Interestingly, Hollywood became awash with the talkie and sound revolution midway through the production of City Lights - but Chaplin decided to finish the film silent, as planned. However a score was added, composed by Chaplin himself.

1931Rating: G87 minsUSA
ComedyClassic
Director:
Charlie Chaplin ('The Gold Rush', 'Modern Times', 'The Great Dictator')
Writer:
Charlie Chaplin
Cast:
Charlie ChaplinVirginia CherrillHarry MyersFlorence LeeHank MannAl Ernest Garcia

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Variety

Variety

The British comic is still the consummate pantomimist, unquestionably one of the greatest the stage or screen has ever known.

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Time Out

Time Out

Only someone with slow-drying cement in their veins wouldn't be moved.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A film worked out with admirable artistry.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

There's dignity and folly to The Tramp, and everything in between.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Contains some of Chaplin's great comic sequences.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Both funny and touching, this showcases Chaplin at his best.

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