City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl. The film was a great success and today is deemed a cult classic.

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  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Harry Crocker


  3. Harry Clive


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin


  2. Virginia Cherrill

    Virginia Cherrill

    A Blind Girl

  3. Florence Lee

    Florence Lee

    The Blind Girl's Grandmother

  4. Harry Myers

    Harry Myers

    An Eccentric Millionaire

  5. Al Ernest Garcia

    Al Ernest Garcia

    The Eccentric Millionaire's Butler

  6. Hank Mann

    Hank Mann

    A Prizefighter

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 27m

Budget $1,500,000.00

Revenue $19,181.00

Homepage http://www.charliechaplin.com/biography/articles/4-City-Lights

Release Information

  • January 30, 1931
    G, Theatrical



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