City Lights

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City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant... read more
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City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

Original Release

02/26/1931

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Cast

Charles Chaplin A Tramp (as Charlie Chaplin)
Virginia Cherrill A Blind Girl
Florence Lee The Blind Girl's Grandmother
Harry Myers Cop
Al Ernest Garcia James - the Millionaire's Butler (as Allan Garcia)
Hank Mann A Prizefighter
Albert Austin Burglar
Eddie Baker Boxing Fight Referee
Henry Bergman Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor
Buster Brodie Bald Party Guest
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Chaplin

Writers

Harry Clive, Harry Crocker, Charles Chaplin, Harry Carr

Cast

Charles Chaplin A Tramp (as Charlie Chaplin)
Virginia Cherrill A Blind Girl
Florence Lee The Blind Girl's Grandmother
Harry Myers Cop
Al Ernest Garcia James - the Millionaire's Butler (as Allan Garcia)
Hank Mann A Prizefighter
Albert Austin Burglar
Eddie Baker Boxing Fight Referee
Henry Bergman Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor
Buster Brodie Bald Party Guest
Jeanne Carpenter Diner in Restaurant Scene
Tom Dempsey Boxer
James Donnelly Street Sweepers' Foreman
Ray Erlenborn Newsboy
Robert Graves Police Officer
Charles Hammond Passerby in Street Scene
Jean Harlow Diner in Restaurant Scene
Joseph Herrick Spectator in Boxing Scene
Austen Jewell Newsboy
Willie Keeler Boxer

Producers

Editors

Charles Chaplin, Willard Nico

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