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Big screen classics

City Lights

Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp falls for a flower seller in this silent classic with Chaplin’s own score.

Image from City Lights

USA 1931
Dir Charles Chaplin
With Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee
Certificate U
With Chaplin score

Charlie Chaplin’s classic features some hilarious slapstick moments as The Little Tramp falls for a flower seller and tries to find the money to pay for an operation to restore her sight. Despite being released in 1931, Chaplin chose to make City Lights as a silent film, which may have been a reason for it being overlooked by the awards voters (this version features Chaplin’s own score).

See the screening on Wed 6 Mar 18:20 with intro by film critic Pamela Hutchinson.


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