City Lights Overview:

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


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


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At one point, Virginia Cherrill came back to the set late from an appointment, keeping Charles Chaplin waiting. Chaplin, whose relationship with Cherrill was not friendly, fired her on the spot. He intended to reshoot the film with Georgia Hale, his heroine from The Gold Rush, playing the flower girl; he even reshot the final scene between the tramp and the flower girl with Hale in the role. However, Chaplin had already spent far too much time and money on the project to start over. Knowing this, Cherrill offered to come back to work - at double her original salary. Chaplin reluctantly agreed and the film was completed. (Source: Virginia Cherrill interview, Unknown Chaplin)
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.
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Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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