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City Lights

Release Date: 2/8/00
MSRP: $29.99

Studio: Image

Year: 1931

Run Time: 87 minutes

Rating: Not Rated

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Allan Garcia, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Hank Mann

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

   Movie Summary: [Silent, Comedy]

    With "City Lights," Charlie Chaplin gambled that the power of good storytelling and the appeal of The Little Tramp could overcome any perceived advantages of the captivating but still primitive technology of sound. His gamble paid off as critics and fans alike raved about this touching and simple story of a young blind woman who believes The Little Tramp is a wealthy duke. In a series of comic adventures that only Chaplin could pull off, The Tramp sets out to earn the money that will pay for an operation to restore the young woman's sight. While he succeeds, his efforts land him in jail, but the girl still has a successful operation and yearns to meet her benefactor. The closing scene in which she discovers that he is not a wealthy duke but only The Little Tramp was described by critic James Agee as "the highest moment in movies" and brought the audience to tears.


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