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  • Charlie Chaplin and a woman holding a basket smile while standing outside.
  • Charlie Chaplin and another man both wear suits with bow ties and hold canes; Chaplin tips his hat to a police officer regarding them with his hand on his hips.
  • Charlie Chaplin and another man both wear suits with bow ties and eat spaghetti in a restaurant.

Charlie Chaplin in
CITY LIGHTS

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Director Charles Chaplin
Cast Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Screenplay Charles Chaplin
Cinematography Roland Totheroh, Gordon Pollock
1931 | USA | DCP | Approx. 87 min. | In English

In the picture most often described as his most perfect, Chaplin deftly juggles pathos and slapstick, befriending a millionaire who recognizes him only when blotto; and finding employment as an elephant-training streetcleaner and a frightfully mismatched boxer – all for the love of blind flower seller Virginia Cherrill.

Reviews

“Come[s] the closest to representing all the different notes of his genius.”
– Roger Ebert