Wednesday, April 3, 2013

City Lights (1931)

This is probably my favorite Charlie Chaplin film. It features him as his usual goofy tramp self, but he falls for a beautiful blind woman.  He goes out of his way to find funds for an eye surgery that will restore her sight.  She has no idea he's a simple tramp and believes he is a gentleman.  The police mistakenly think he stole the money and he is sent to jail.  When he is let out, she has had her surgery and can see.  So she finally gets to see him for the first time. This movie is so sweet and gets an 8/10.


  1. It's my favorite Chaplin too. I think it's a lot of people's favorite Chaplin. The ending utterly moved me to tears. I even choke up just DESCRIBING the ending to others. To me, it's Chaplin's paragon of showing heart and emotion alongside laughs.

  2. I am with Siobhan here. The ending is sublime. And then the movie is funny too.