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Basics Critics:84Viewers:79Rusty:76
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Silent filmSub-Category: Silent film, Romance Film, Romantic comedy, Comedy, DramaRuntime: 87 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Charlie ChaplinScreenwriter: Charlie ChaplinMusic: Charlie ChaplinCinematography: Roland TotherohStars: Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Charlie Chaplin, Henry Bergman, Virginia Cherrill, Al Ernest Garcia, Albert Austin, Granville Redmond, Hank Mann, Jean Harlow, Robert Parrish, Victor AlexanderProducer: Charlie ChaplinStudio: United ArtistsAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)

City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire. Although sound films were on the rise when Chaplin started developing the script in 1928, he decided to continue working with silent productions. Filming started in December 1928, and ended in September 1930. City Lights marked the first time Chaplin composed the film score to one of his productions and it was written in six weeks with Arthur Johnston. The main theme used as a leitmotif for the blind flower girl is the song "La Violetera" from Spanish composer José Padilla. Chaplin lost a lawsuit to Padilla for not crediting him. City Lights was immediately successful upon release on January 30, 1931, with positive reviews and box office receipts of $5 million. Today, critics consider it not only one of the highest accomplishments of Chaplin's career, but one of the greatest films ever made.

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