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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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Charles Chaplin's first film made during the sound era. He faced extreme pressure to make the film as a talkie, but such was his popularity and power in Hollywood that he was able to complete and release the film as a silent (albeit with recorded music) at a time when the rest of the American motion picture industry had converted to sound.
June 2008 Ranked #1 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Romantic Comedy".
Orson Welles said that this was his favorite movie of all time.
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Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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