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Plot: In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.
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You can’t go wrong with Charlie Chaplin, but City Lights is even better than Chaplin’s films usually are.
Chaplin takes himself a little more seriously in City Lights, and the results are spectacular. The musical score which Chaplin composed for the film was one of the many highlights, and even though Charlie’s performance is much more dramatic than usual in some scenes, the hilarious comedy for which he is known and loved is still abundant.
City Lights is so well made that it is one of the very few movies in which the obvious flaws can be gladly overlooked. Yes, you can clearly see the string holding Chaplin up in the sidesplittingly funny boxing scene, but who cares? That is such classic slapstick that little things like that really don’t matter. Besides, let’s keep in mind that this movie was made seventy years ago.
Chaplin does a phenomenal job in his traditional role of the tramp, and develops a perfectly convincing romantic relationship with the blind flower girl on the sidewalk. His friendship with the drunken rich guy is hilarious, but it also makes a significant comment about the problems of alcohol. This is truly a great film, which should not be forgotten.
One Of Chaplin”s Best & Most Endearing Films
I always thought this was one of Charlie Chaplin’s nicest, most under-appreciated silent movie gems. Then I discovered it really wasn’t underrated; it’s rated very high on most critics’ lists. It may be that I usually hear about some of his other movies than I do this one.
Part of the reason I think so highly of this is simply that I’m a sentimentalist and story in this film is a very touching one. It’s a romance between Charlie’s tramp character (no name) and a blind girl, who also had no name in this film. Virginia Cherill, who played the blind woman and had a wholesome, pretty face which I found very attractive.
I’m not always a huge fan of pantomime except for some great comedians of the era like Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton, but Chaplin was so good at it and this is one of the last of dying breed as “talkies” were out in full force by 1931. Chaplin was at his best in silent movies, anyway, and his comedy routines are legendary. He gave me a lot of laughs in this film, as always, and I particularly laughed (I love slapstick) at the boxing scene. Kudos, too, to Harry Myers as the “eccentric millionaire.”
There’s a lot of drama as well as humor in this 86-minute gem as the Tramp tries to aid a blind girl, raising money so she can get an operation to restore her sight.
Comedy, romance, drama (with suffering) all combine to make this an extraordinary piece of entertainment. It’s hard to believe this movie was not up for one, single Academy Award.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Charles Chaplin
Writer Charles Chaplin
Actors Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia
Awards 3 wins.
Production Company Charles Chaplin Productions
Sound Mix Silent, Mono (musical score)
Aspect Ratio 1.20 : 1
Film Length 2,365 m (1972) (Sweden), 2,399 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,405 m (Sweden, uncut version), 2,467 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm