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City Lights (1931) Movie Information

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City Lights (1931)
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Overall Rank:

159

Avg. Rating:

3.27/4

# of Ratings:

177

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/06/1931

Director:

Charles Chaplin

Actors:

Charles Chaplin
Virginia Cherrill



 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man falls in love with a blind woman who he struggles to support.

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Matthew Brady 09/18/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The Tramp: "Tomorrow the birds will sing". City Lights is about a man falls in love with a blind woman who he struggles to support. This is the kind of movie that I watch and think "Comedy back then was so much better then today's comedy". City Lights is a brilliant and well told story movie with fantastic acting from Chaplin. The funniest scenes in this movie has to be most of the film and am not joking about that. The boxing scene, the party scene and the most of the funny parts in the movie. Am not going to give away to much of the ending, but the ending was so sweet and so beautiful, I sat they feeling happy and full of joy.

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worleyjamers 06/25/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A wonderful, classic film of the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin is nothing short of amazing here; he truly is a brilliant comedic performer. He delivers a hilarious and fantastic performance as The Tramp. Virginia Cherrill is also great as The Blind Girl, and she's adorable. This film is funny and sweet.

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Snoogans 02/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Chaplin's most tender film. It features his signature comedic sensibilities at their best, but the story is more concerned with a sweet romance. The relationship is handled in a light manner, showing affection based off of one's selflessness. It reaches a poignant climax that is perfectly warmhearted.

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mitchellyoung 08/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This, along with "Modern Times" and "The Kid," is Chaplin's best film. It portrays a simple love song that focuses on the simple moments that put together a relationship through subtle, graceful comedy. Chaplin has always been a gifted physical actor and, here, the slapstick comedy gives way to the film's true heart.

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  JLFM
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05/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Both Hilarious and Touching

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 hesitate to see his many other films.

Often considered one of Chaplin's best films, City Lights is the story of a young tramp (portrayed by Charlie Chaplin), who befriends a drunk millionaire. The tramp uses resources provided by the millionaire to give gifts to a young, blind girl, whom the tramp has fallen in love with. Things are a bit complicated, though, as when the millionaire is sober, h...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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01/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

City Lights review

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) encounters a blind Flower Girl (Virginia Cherrill) and becomes enamored with her. He bumps into a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) who tried to kill himself. The millionaire befriends the tramp and takes him out. It had great messages from the characters: The Tramp - “Be Brave. Face life” Millionaire – “No, I’ll live.” Blind flower girl – “Yes I can see now.” Numerous laughable moments such as the suicide, dress on fire, soap scenes. The score was magnificent and acting was authentic. This probably became the pioneer of themes of mistaken identity, suicide, romanticism, life’s hardships and a mixture of heart and comedy. A timeless classic, City Lights delivers in all aspects that made it such an influential film.

Rating of
4/4 

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