City Lights (1931)
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- Virginia Cherrill
- Florence Lee
- Harry Myers
- Al Ernest Garcia
- Hank Mann
- Charles Chaplin
- Wyn Ritchie Evans
- Jack Alexander
- T.S. Alexander
- Victor Alexander
Did You Know?
- When the film opened on 31 January 1931, Albert Einstein joined Charles Chaplin at the theater. When the film opened in England, George Bernard Shaw joined him.
- (at around 1h 25 mins) During the film's final scene, The Tramp is seen holding the flower to his face when seen from the front; when seen from the rear, he is holding it to his lapel.
- The Tramp: Be careful how you're driving.
- Eccentric Millionaire: Am I driving?
Atom User Reviews
One of the films in the running as Charlie Chaplin's funniest and most adroitly balanced between comedy and pathos. [7 Sept 1990]
If only one of Charles Chaplin's films could be preserved, “City Lights” (1931) would come the closest to representing all the different notes of his genius. It contains the slapstick, the pathos, the pantomime, the effortless physical coordination, the melodrama, the bawdiness, the grace, and, of course, the Little Tramp--the character said, at one time, to be the most famous image on earth.
The closing shot of Charlie Chaplin's face in City Lights, his heart breaking: the highest form of screen acting, the most effective tear extraction exercise the medium has yet to offer.