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City Lights (1931)

G
87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Composer
Charles Chaplin (music composed by)
Cinematographers
Gordon Pollock (photographer) | Roland Totheroh (photographer) (as Rollie Totheroh)
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Budget
$1,500,000
Opening weekend
$9,102
Gross (US & Canada)
$19,181
Gross (World)
$19,181
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Release date
Mar 7, 1931 (United States)
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49 cast members
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Virginia Cherrill
A Blind Girl A Blind Girl   See fewer
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Florence Lee
The Blind Girl's Grandmother The Blind Girl's Grandmother   See fewer
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Harry Myers
An Eccentric Millionaire An Eccentric Millionaire   See fewer
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Al Ernest Garcia
James - the Millionaire's Butler (as Allan Garcia) James - the Millionaire's Butler (as Allan Garcia)   See fewer
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Hank Mann
A Prizefighter A Prizefighter   See fewer
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Charles Chaplin
A Tramp (as Charlie Chaplin) A Tramp (as Charlie Chaplin)   See fewer
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Jack Alexander
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited) Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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T.S. Alexander
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Alexander
Superstitious Boxer (uncredited) Superstitious Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Austin
Street Sweeper / Burglar (uncredited) Street Sweeper / Burglar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Ayers
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Baker
Boxing Fight Referee (uncredited) Boxing Fight Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Bergman
Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited) Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Blair
Woman at Center of Table in Restaurant (uncredited) Woman at Center of Table in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buster Brodie
Bald Party Guest (uncredited) Bald Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeanne Carpenter
Diner in Restaurant (uncredited) Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marie Cooper
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dempsey
Boxer (uncredited) Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Diego
Man in Mix-Up with Coat and Hat (uncredited) Man in Mix-Up with Coat and Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Donnelly
Street Sweepers' Foreman (uncredited) Street Sweepers' Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Erlenborn
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Garcia
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Milton Gowman
Street Passerby (uncredited) Street Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Graves
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Hammond
Street Passerby (uncredited) Street Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Harlow
Diner in Restaurant (uncredited) Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ad Herman
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited) Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Herrick
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Austen Jewell
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willie Keeler
Boxer (uncredited) Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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A.B. Lane
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Eddie McAuliffe
Eddie Mason - Boxer (uncredited) Eddie Mason - Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leila McIntyre
Flower Shop Assistant (uncredited) Flower Shop Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret Oliver
Street Passerby (uncredited) Street Passerby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Parrish
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Pope
Diner in Restaurant (uncredited) Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Rand
Tramp Who Dives for Cigar (uncredited) Tramp Who Dives for Cigar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Granville Redmond
Sculptor (uncredited) Sculptor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wyn Ritchie Evans
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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W.C. Robinson
Man Who Throws Away Cigar (uncredited) Man Who Throws Away Cigar (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Sheldon
Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Slocum
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited) Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Stabenau
Victorious Boxer - Later Knocked Out (uncredited) Victorious Boxer - Later Knocked Out (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Strong
Man in Restaurant (uncredited) Man in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Sutherland
Tall Man at Party (uncredited) Tall Man at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Van Meter
Burglar (uncredited) Burglar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Wagner
Second (uncredited) Second (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Ward
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Stanhope Wheatcroft
Distinguished Gentleman in Cafe (uncredited) Distinguished Gentleman in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 144,629 votes