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City Lights
Also known as Les lumières de la ville in France
(1931) American
B&W : Nine reels / 86 minutes
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the little tramp], Virginia Cherill [the blind girl], Harry Myers, Hank Mann, Florence Lee, Allan Garcia, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin, Stanhope Wheatcroft, John Rand, James Donnelly, Eddie Baker, Robert Parrish, Granville Redmond, Jean Harlow [extra], Ray Erlenborn [newsboy], [?] Robert Graves?, Anna May the elephant

Charles Chaplin Productions production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Charles Chaplin. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Cinematography by Roland H. Totheroh, Gordon Pollock and Mark Marklatt. Music by Charles Chaplin. Assistant directors, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman and Albert Austin. / Premiered 6 February 1931. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was rereleased on 8 April 1950. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.

Comedy-Drama.

Survival status: Print exists [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: The Estate of Charles Chaplin.

Keywords: Animals: Elephants - Blind persons - Charms: Rabbits’ feet - Flowers - Freight elevators - Gloves: Boxing - Luck - Sports: Boxing - Statues - Streetcleaners - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 17 May 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Baer-Film pp. 47, 48; Bardèche-History pp. 81, 297, 319-320, 331; Bohn-Light pp. 100, 183; Brownlow-Parade pp. 78, 578; Dardis-Keaton pp. 128, 131, 138, 238; Everson-American p. 266; Eyman-Pickford p. 4; Fell-History pp. 97, 99; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 82e-82h, 85, 92, 94-102, 115, 136; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 38, 51, 59, 72, 80, 88, 113, 166, 167, 265, 284, 310, 311, 338, 345, 346-352, 353, 355, 359, 364; Keylin-NYTimes pp. 52-53; Lahue-World pp. 149, 184; Lee-Not p. 58; Leish-Cinema pp. 87-88; Maltin-Guide p. 224; Poague-Capra pp. 33, 34; Schelly-Langdon pp. 113, 207, 208; Schuchman-Hollywood pp. 25, 28; Shipman-Cinema p. 112; Sinyard-Silent pp. 110, 111; Sklar-Movie p. 120 : ClasIm-220 pp. 8, C6, C8; ClasIm-311 pp. 73-74.

Home video: DVD.

 
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