City Lights

City Lights (1931)

True Blind Love

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 1931-02-01
  • User Rating: 8.305/10 from 1955 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: No Language
  • Production Company: Charles Chaplin Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Charlie Chaplin
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In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.


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  • Charlie Chaplin

    as Tramp
  • Virginia Cherrill

    as A Blind Girl
  • Harry Myers

    as An Eccentric Millionaire
  • Al Ernest Garcia

    as The Millionaire's Butler James
  • Hank Mann

    as A Prizefighter
  • Albert Austin

    as Street Sweeper / Burglar (uncredited)
  • Eddie Baker

    as Boxing Fight Referee (uncredited)
  • Henry Bergman

    as Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Buster Brodie

    as Bald Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Jeanne Carpenter

    as Extra in Restaurant Scene (uncredited)
  • Tom Dempsey

    as Boxer (uncredited)
  • James Donnelly

    as Steet Sweepers' Foreman (uncredited)
  • Ray Erlenborn

    as Newsboy (uncredited)
  • Robert Graves

    as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Charles Hammond

    as Extra in Street Scene (uncredited)
  • Joseph Herrick

    as Extra in Boxing Scene (uncredited)
  • Austen Jewell

    as Newsboy (uncredited)
  • Willie Keeler

    as Boxer (uncredited)
  • Robert Parrish

    as Newsboy (uncredited)
  • John Rand

    as Tramp Who Dives for Cigar (uncredited)
  • W.C. Robinson

    as Man Who Throws Away Cigar (uncredited)
  • Cy Slocum

    as Extra in Boxing Scene (uncredited)
  • Tony Stabenau

    as Victorious Boxer - Later Knocked Out (uncredited)
  • Mark Strong

    as Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
  • Tiny Ward

    as Man in Elevator in Front of the Art Shop (uncredited)
  • Stanhope Wheatcroft

    as Distinguished Gentleman in Cafe (uncredited)
  • Florence Wix

    as Woman Who Sits on Cigar (uncredited)
  • Granville Redmond

    as Sculptor (uncredited)
  • Florence Lee

    as The Blind Girl's Grandmother
  • Jean Harlow

    as Diner in Restaurant (deleted scene)
Art Charles D. Hall Set Decoration
Sound Alfred Newman Music Director
Writing Charlie Chaplin Screenplay
Directing Charlie Chaplin Director
Editing Charlie Chaplin Editor
Production Charlie Chaplin Producer
Sound Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer
Camera Gordon Pollock Director of Photography
Sound Theodore Reed Sound Designer
Production Al Ernest Garcia Casting
Camera Roland Totheroh Director of Photography
Editing Willard Nico Editor
Directing Henry Bergman Assistant Director
Directing Albert Austin Assistant Director
Sound Arthur Johnston Music
Crew José Padilla Additional Music
Writing Harry Crocker Screenplay
Crew Harry Crocker Unit Publicist
Directing Harry Crocker Assistant Director
Writing Harry Clive Screenplay
Crew Toraichi Kono Driver