City Lights (1931)

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, AFI 100 (2007), Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 33 (Rank from 1931: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Josh of Classicblanca100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83

People Involved

  • Charlie Chaplin (Tramp)
  • Virginia Cherrill (A Blind Girl)
  • Florence Lee (The Blind Girls Grandmother)
  • Harry Myers (An Eccentric Millionaire)
  • Al Ernest Garcia (The Eccentric Millionaires Butler)
  • Hank Mann (A Prizefighter)
  • Charles Chaplin (Director)