Celebrating the 81st anniversary of its premier in London today in 1931, Charlie Chaplin‘s wonderful, City Lights, reportedly Orson Welles’ favorite film and one of mine. In 2008, this film was voted #1 on the American Film Institute‘s list of the ten best romantic comedies of all time.
The list of the film’s full cast and crew is available here.
Reportedly, Charles Chaplin re-shot the scene in which the Little Tramp buys a flower from the blind flower-girl 342 times, as he could not find a satisfactory way of showing that the blind flower-girl thought that the mute tramp was wealthy. (IMDB)