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City lights

Janus Films ; mk2 diffusion ; written and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant directors, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin ; [produced by Charles Chaplin].
  • [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]
  • Dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
  • 2 videodisc (86 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet (40 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm)
  • DVD: DVD video 4 3/4 in.
  • Blu-ray: Blu-ray 4 3/4 in.
  • Blu-ray: NTSC, region A, widescreen, mono.; requires a Blu-ray player.
  • DVD: NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.19:1) presentation, mono.
Also known as
  • Photographers, Rollie Totheroh, Gordon Pollock ; settings, Charles D. Hall ; music composed by Charles Chaplin ; musical arrangement by Arthur Johnston ; musical direction, Alfred Newman ; "La Violetera" by Jose Padilla ; [editors, Charles Chaplin, Willard Nico].
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Allan Garcia, Hank Mann.
  • Romantic comedy films.
  • Silent films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • DVD-Video discs.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Romantic comedy films.
  • Silent films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form.
Other information
  • "A comedy romance in pantomime"--title frames.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.
  • Special features: Commentary (by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance); Chaplin today: "City lights" (a 2003 documentary on the film, featuring Aardman animations cofounder Peter Lord ; 27 min.); Chaplin Studios: creative freedom by design (a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron); From the set of City lights: The tramp meets the flower girl, Stick stuck in the grate, Window-shopping rehearsal, The duke (archival footage from the production of City lights, including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran; a costume test; a rehearsal; and a complete scene not used in the film); Chaplin the boxer: The champion (excerpt from Chaplin's short film The champion (1915), Boxing stars visit the studio (footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918); Trailers. Booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1966 interview with Chaplin.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • CC2316BDDVD The Criterion Collection
  • CC2316BDDVD-1 The Criterion Collection
  • CC2316BDDVD-2 The Criterion Collection
  • 9781604657852
  • 1604657855
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515111119
  • OCLC: 862239325
  • OCLC: 862239325