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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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Becker (1998) s01e07 – City Lights

on Sep 18, 2019 From The Stop Button

Once again? I?m wondering how long it takes for ?Becker? to start getting really good. I remember it being really good at some points. Like whole seasons. This episode?s all about the streetlight outside Ted Danson?s apartment flickering and him trying to get it fixed. He?s not going to get the city... Read full article


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


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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.
Winston Churchill visited the set, and Charles Chaplin took a break to make a short film with him.
One of Charles Chaplin's friends, the famous illustrator Ralph Barton, was on set one day during the filming of the scene where Charlie and the blind girl meet. These home movies, which appear in Unknown Chaplin, and is the only known behind the scenes footage of Chaplin at work in costume as the tramp.
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National Film Registry

City Lights

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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