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City Lights (1931) was a Silent Films - Drama Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.

City Lights was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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CITY LIGHTS ( 1931 )

By Theresa Brown on Jan 5, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

?CITY LIGHTS? reeled me in. It pulled me by the string and led me where it wanted me to go. And I was a willing participant. Why did I misjudge NYC?s Film Forum audience. Showtime was 11:00am this past Sunday. When I walked in at 11:05am expecting to see trailers and slide in to my favorite front ro... Read full article


City Lights (1931) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2014 From 4 Star Films

This film opens with the Tramp in all his glory sleeping on a statue during its public unveiling. He is rudely awakened and shooed off on his way. He drifts down the boulevards finally meeting a lowly flower girl, showing her kindness before moving on. Although I am partial to Paulette Goddard, Virg... Read full article


Review: City Lights (1931)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2014 From 4 Star Films

This film opens with the Tramp in all his glory sleeping on a statue during its public unveiling. He is rudely awakened and shooed off on his way. He drifts down the boulevards finally meeting a lowly flower girl, showing her kindness before moving on. Although I am partial to Paulette Goddard, Virg... Read full article


Review: City Lights (1931)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2014 From 4 Star Films

This film opens with the Tramp in all his glory sleeping on a statue during its public unveiling. He is rudely awakened and shooed off on his way. He drifts down the boulevards finally meeting a lowly flower girl, showing her kindness before moving on. Although I am partial to Paulette Goddard, Virg... Read full article


Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival Day 3: CITY LIGHTS (1931), I REMEMBER MAMA (1948), HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941), Hollywood Home Movies, THE WOMEN (1939), FREAKS (1932)

By Lara on Apr 13, 2014 From Backlots

On what was my busiest day of the festival thus far, my film experiences yesterday ran the gamut of human emotion. From the laughs and tears of?City Lights?to the nostalgia of?I Remember Mama, to delight at the naughtiness of?The Women?to the uncomfortable but ultimately triumphant horror of?Freaks.... Read full article


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Georgia Hale was added to the cast on November 11, 1929, according to studio records.
At the beginning of the film, a town official and a woman dedicating the statue can be heard uttering nondescript words by way of a paper reed mouth instrument. The sounds were made by Charles Chaplin and this was the first time that his voice was heard on film.
Virginia Cherrill said that when she renegotiated her contract to be brought back onto the film, she was given advise by Marion Davies.
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National Film Registry

City Lights

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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