City Lights

1931, Comedy/Drama, 1h 27m

54 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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One of the best underdog romance movies ever, with an ending that will light up any heart. Read critic reviews

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A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets. Upon learning that she and her grandmother are to be evicted from their home, the tramp undertakes a series of attempts to provide them with the money they need, all of which end in humiliating failure. But after a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) lavishly rewards him for saving his life, the tramp can change the flower girl's life forever.

Cast & Crew

Harry Myers
An eccentic millionaire
Hank Mann
A prizefighter
Al Ernest Garcia
The eccentric millionaire's butler
Florence Lee
The blind girl's grandmother
Henry Bergman
Mayor , Blind Girl's downstairs neighbor (uncredited)
Albert Austin
Street sweeper , Eddie Mason, a crook (uncredited)
John Rand
Tramp who dives for cigar (uncredited)
James Donnelly
Steet sweepers foreman (uncredited)
Robert Parrish
Newsboy (uncredited)
Stanhope Wheatcroft
Distinguished gentleman in Cafe (uncredited)
Jean Harlow
Extra in restaurant scene (uncredited)
Charlie Chaplin
Original Music
José Padilla
Original Theme
Gordon Pollock
Cinematographer
Roland Totheroh
Cinematographer
Willard Nico
Film Editor
Albert Austin
Assistant Director
Henry Bergman
Assistant Director
Harry Crocker
Assistant Director
Charles D. Hall
Art Department
Theodore Reed
Sound Supervisor
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