This Charlie Chaplin masterpiece tells a bittersweet tale about a blind girl who is restored to sight with the help of that quintessential urban misfit, the Tramp, who falls in love with her. One of Chaplin's best.
Charlie Chaplin - Silent comedy pioneer, MODERN TIMES (1936)
Charles Spencer Chaplin - Silent comedy pioneer, MODERN TIMES (1936)
Virginia Cherrill - American Actress
Harry Myers - Silent Film Actor
Florence Lee - Actress
Rollie Totheroh - American Director of Photography/Chaplin
Roland H. Totheroh - American Director of Photography/Chaplin
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Hank Mann - American Supporting Actor
CITY LIGHTS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1991.
"If only one of Charlie Chaplin's films could be preserved, CITY LIGHTS would come the closest to representing different notes of his genius..." - 12/21/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5
"CITY LIGHTS opens with one of the funniest scenes in Charlie Chaplin's career and ends with his most sublime..." - 02/18/2000 USA Today, p.11E
"...One of cinema's all-time weepers....Hilarious but also poignant..." - 05/30/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C8
"Chaplin's greatest picture..." - 04/01/2004 Premiere, p.96