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Plot: In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.
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You can’t go wrong with Charlie Chaplin, but City Lights is even better than Chaplin’s films usually are.
Chaplin takes himself a little more seriously in City Lights, and the results are spectacular. The musical score which Chaplin composed for the film was one of the many highlights, and even though Charlie’s performance is much more dramatic than usual in some scenes, the hilarious comedy for which he is known and loved is still abundant.
City Lights is so well made that it is one of the very few movies in which the obvious flaws can be gladly overlooked. Yes, you can clearly see the string holding Chaplin up in the sidesplittingly funny boxing scene, but who cares? That is such classic slapstick that little things like that really don’t matter. Besides, let’s keep in mind that this movie was made seventy years ago.
Chaplin does a phenomenal job in his traditional role of the tramp, and develops a perfectly convincing romantic relationship with the blind flower girl on the sidewalk. His friendship with the drunken rich guy is hilarious, but it also makes a significant comment about the problems of alcohol. This is truly a great film, which should not be forgotten.
The Zen-Like Little Tramp
Waddling along with his cane and derby hat, and that tiny mustache, the little tramp (Charles Chaplin) is visually unlike any character in film history. The tramp is kind-hearted, always dignified. He’s a simple soul who in “City Lights” tries to help out a young blind woman (well played by Virginia Cherrill). This is a silent film, of course, but the tramp’s body language is his speech.
The really noticeable feature of the tramp character is how he blends into everyday life. He’s more or less ignored by many, laughed at by others. The girl’s grandmother never “sees” him at all. And only when the millionaire is drunk does he “see” the tramp as a friend. Curious … and deep.
The tramp gets into his fair share of trouble, but only through his bumbling efforts to help the girl. The boxing match is a hoot, and very well choreographed, as are all the skits. And what a beginning for a film, with city leaders spouting gibberish, probably as Chaplin’s dig at the “talkies”. Then the way Chaplin makes his grand entrance … just terrific!
Melancholy at times, the film’s music really tugs at your heartstrings. Maybe it’s sentimental and manipulative. But given the abiding and Zen-like qualities of the tramp, some sentimentality is quite appropriate. And the music is choreographed totally in sync with the plot action.
Production design is sparse and at times drab. That the film was made during the Great Depression is beyond obvious.
Comedy here is simple and effective. The main character expresses heart and humanity. The little tramp is an unforgettable character. And “City Lights” is a wonderful film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Charles Chaplin
Writer Charles Chaplin
Actors Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia
Awards 3 wins.
Production Company Charles Chaplin Productions
Sound Mix Silent, Mono (musical score)
Aspect Ratio 1.20 : 1
Film Length 2,365 m (1972) (Sweden), 2,399 m (Sweden, cut version), 2,405 m (Sweden, uncut version), 2,467 m (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm