City Lights

Synopsis: A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. Her family is in financial trouble. The tramp's on-and-off friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl's benefactor and suitor.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Charles Chaplin
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  3 wins.
 
IMDB:
8.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
98%
G
Year:
1931
87 min
241 Views

CITY LIGHTS:

"To the people of this city we donate this

monument; 'Peace and Prosperity'."

Afternoon.

"Did you pick it up, sir?"

"Wait for your change, sir."

Evening.

"Grandma."

Night.

"Tomorrow the birds will sing."

"Be brave! Face life!"

"No, I'll end it all!"

"I'm cured. You're

my friend for life."

"We'll go home and

get warmed up."

"Any news?"

"Only that your wife

sent for her baggage, sir."

"Good!"

"Here's to our friendship --"

"No, I'll live!"

"James - the Rolls-Royce.

We'll burn up the town!"

Early morning;

homeward bound.

"Be careful how

you're driving."

"Am I driving?"

"I like your car."

"Then keep it, it's yours."

"Where's my friend?"

"Let him in, he's my guest!"

"Let's buy some flowers."

"Here's ten dollars."

"I haven't any change, sir."

"James!"

"Take these inside;

I'll be right back."

"Thank you for your kindness, sir."

"May I see you home again?"

"Whenever you wish, sir."

The sober dawn

awakens a different man.

"I'm out to everybody!"

"Whoever he is,

get rid of him!"

"-- and then he brought me

home in his car."

"He must be wealthy."

"Yes, but he's more than that."

That afternoon.

"My friend!"

"Come on home, I'll

give you a swell party."

The party.

The morning after.

"I'm sailing at noon, so hurry!"

"She has a fever and

needs careful attention."

Determined to help

the girl, he found work.

FINAL NOTICE:

Madam:
You are owing $22.00 rent.

Unless paid by tomorrow morning,

we shall take possession.

"Grandma, he's coming today!"

"Grandma, what's wrong?"

"Grandma, I wish you'd meet him;

you're never here when he calls."

Lunch time.

"Have you seen the soap?"

"Be back on time!"

"To play the part of a gentleman

without the millionaire was difficult,

but he did his best."

VIENNA DOCTOR HAS

CURE FOR BLINDNESS

Thousands journey from

all parts of the world.

FREE OPERATION FOR POOR

Miraculous Work Of Surgeon

Astounds Medical Profession

"Wonderful! Then I'll

be able to see you."

"For me? Read it please."

FINAL NOTICE:

Madam:
You are owing $22.00 rent.

Unless paid by tomorrow morning,

we shall take possession.

"Now don't worry, I'll pay it

the first thing in the morning."

Late.

"You're late for the last time!"

"Get out!!!"

"Do you want to make

some easy money?"

That night.

"Remember, we split fifty-fifty;

and you promise you won't hurt me."

"Be careful, the boss

might hear us."

TELEGRAM:

EDDIE MASON:

MAIN STREET ARENA

GET OUT OF TOWN:

THE COPS ARE AFTER YOU

JIM:

"I've got to beat it; boss!"

"Do you want to fight

for a fifty dollar purse?"

Winner take all.

"You'll fight him!"

"That's my lucky

rabbit's foot."

"Let's take it easy and

we'll split fifty-fifty."

"Winner take all!"

Still hoping to get

money for the girl,

he wandered the city.

Back from Europe.

"Now don't worry about

the girl, I'll take care of her."

"Will a thousand

dollars be enough?"

"Police! Help!!"

"He has been robbed,

search that man!"

"Where did you get this money?"

"Tell him you gave

me that money."

"Who is this man?"

"This is for the rent."

"And this is for your eyes."

"I must be going."

"How can I ever thank you?"

"You're not going away?"

"For awhile."

"But you're coming back!"

Autumn.

"I'd like to order

some flowers."

"Why, what's the

matter, child?"

"Nothing, only I

thought he had returned."

"I've made a conquest!"

"You?"

"You can see now?"

"Yes, I can see now."

THE END:

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