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This review is from: Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD] (DVD)
First of all, before I talk about the brilliance of this movie, I should like to make one thing clear. Jean Harlow is NOT in this movie. How her name got on the cast list I don't know. Now, as far as the movie goes, this 1931 Chaplin masterpiece stands as one of the greatest films of all time. It may not be as hilarious as "Modern Times" or "The Gold Rush," but "City Lights" has an absolutely perfect balance of all of the elements that make up the genius of Charlie Chaplin. Some call it overly sentimental, but I believe that many people mistake anything that succeeds in being a deeply moving experience for something that is "gooey." If you appreciate film as a device for communicating the emotions of humanity, than you will not do much better than "City Lights."