Movie 'City Lights'

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True Blind Love

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.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Charlie Chaplin - City Lights

Germany German (Deutsch)

Lichter der Großstadt

Mit „Lichter der Großstadt“ erstellte Charlie Chaplin einen Stummfilm, als sich der Tonfilm zu etablieren begann. Der Film um die Liebe eines mittellosen Mannes zu einem Blumenmädchen wurde ein Riesenerfolg und der Film gilt bis heute als Kultfilm.

France French (Français)

Les Lumières de la ville
  • a.k.a. Les lumières de la ville

Un vagabond s’éprend d’une belle et jeune vendeuse de fleurs aveugle qui vit avec sa mère, couverte de dettes. Suite à un quiproquo, la fleuriste s’imagine le misérable, qui vient de lui acheter une fleur, en milliardaire...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Luci della città
  • a.k.a. Luci della città

Un vagabondo si innamora di una bella fioraia cieca che lo scambia per un milionario. Il povero vagabondo vivrà numerose avventure, nel tentativo di aiutare economicamente la fioraia.

Release Date
black and white
blind girl
blindness and impaired vision
eye operation
flower girl
flower shop
little tramp
love of one's life
silent film
suicide attempt
No Language
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Charles Chaplin Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere G Los Angeles, California
Germany German (Deutsch): Theatrical 6
United Kingdom Theatrical U
United States of America Theatrical G
France Theatrical U
TMDb 83% · 1,211 (more information on website)
IMDb 85% · 160,743 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 98% (more information on website)
metacritic 99% (more information on website)


TrampCharlie Chaplin
A Blind GirlVirginia Cherrill
The Blind Girl's GrandmotherFlorence Lee
An Eccentric MillionaireHarry Myers
The Eccentric Millionaire's ButlerAl Ernest Garcia
A PrizefighterHank Mann
Street Sweeper / Burglar (uncredited)Albert Austin
Boxing Fight Referee (uncredited)Eddie Baker
Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited)Henry Bergman
Bald Party Guest (uncredited)Buster Brodie
Extra in Restaurant Scene (uncredited)Jeanne Carpenter
Boxer (uncredited)Tom Dempsey
Steet Sweepers' Foreman (uncredited)James Donnelly
Newsboy (uncredited)Ray Erlenborn
Police Officer (uncredited)Robert Graves
Extra in Street Scene (uncredited)Charles Hammond
Extra in Restaurant Scene (uncredited)Jean Harlow
Extra in Boxing Scene (uncredited)Joseph Herrick
Newsboy (uncredited)Austen Jewell
Boxer (uncredited)Willie Keeler
Newsboy (uncredited)Robert Parrish
Tramp Who Dives for Cigar (uncredited)John Rand
Man Who Throws Away Cigar (uncredited)W.C. Robinson
Extra in Boxing Scene (uncredited)Cy Slocum
Victorious Boxer - Later Knocked Out (uncredited)Tony Stabenau
Man in Restaurant (uncredited)Mark Strong
Man in Elevator in Front of the Art Shop (uncredited)Tiny Ward
Distinguished Gentleman in Cafe (uncredited)Stanhope Wheatcroft
Woman Who Sits on Cigar (uncredited)Florence Wix
Sculptor (uncredited)Granville Redmond


ArtSet DecorationCharles D. Hall
CameraDirector of PhotographyGordon Pollock
Roland Totheroh
CrewAdditional MusicJosé Padilla
DriverToraichi Kono
Unit PublicistHarry Crocker
DirectingAssistant DirectorAlbert Austin
Harry Crocker
Henry Bergman
DirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorCharlie Chaplin
Willard Nico
ProductionCastingAl Ernest Garcia
ProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundMusicArthur Johnston
Music DirectorAlfred Newman
Original Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin
Sound DesignerTheodore Reed