City Lights (1931) (RC)
Release Date: March 2, 2004.
"A hilarious, poignant comedy masterpiece! An exquisite, infinitely rewarding film."
Danny Peary, Guide For The Film Fanatic.
City Lights begins with an uproarious skewering of pomp and formality, ends with one of the most famous last shots in movie history and, from start to finish, so completely touches the heart and tickles the funny bone that in 1998, it was named one of the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Films.
Talkies were well entrenched when Charles Chaplin swam against the filmmaking tide with this forever classic - which is silent except for music and sound effects. The story, involving the Tramp's attempts to get money for an operation that will restore sight to a blind flower girl, provides the star with an ideal framework for sentiment and laughs. The Tramp is variously a street sweeper, a boxer, a rich poseur, and a rescuer of a suicidal millionaire. His message is unspoken, but universally understood: Love is blind. -- (C) Warner Bros, 1931, USA.
Starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann.
Directed by Charles Chaplin.
Genre/Subject: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Classics, Hard-To-Find.
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