City Lights

Next up our AFI movie watch marathon is the 1931 film City Lights, written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin.  I had never seen one of his films all the way through, so I was interested to see how it held up to more modern films.  The movie is a silent film, although there is a musical score and several sound effects.

The movie is a romantic comedy, where Chaplin is a tramp who falls in love with a blind flower seller.  Chaplin also develops a friendship with an eccentric millionaire who only remembers him when he is drunk.  There are several laughable moments of physical comedy and the movie moves along at a quick pace.

Overall, I am glad we watched this in order to see Chaplin’s comedy style.


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