Chaplin’s, CITY LIGHTS

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)

5 thoughts

  1. Okay, this will be my first Chaplin viewing. I sure have a lot of firsts around here! We are having one helluva snowstorm today, so I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t spend my afternoon with him here in the warm house 🙂 Thank you, Aurora!

    1. I don’t want to influence you and plan to dedicate a “regular” post, write-up to this film one of these days. BUT let me know what you think of it.


      1. I will do that. I started it earlier and loved what I saw, but…well…stupid weather causing havoc with the power today. Trying again tonight! Right after one Columbo. Or two. 😉

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