Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Dec 2 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou After Hours
Film Info
Director:Charlie Chaplin
Featuring:Charlie Chaplin
Virginia Cherrill
Runtime:87 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:1931
Production Country:United States


Presented by the Bijou Film Board, as part of Bijou's After Hours series.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $8.00 for the general public!

Every After Hours show includes a PRIZE DRAWING before the screening!

"You have the greatest time imaginable, and yet, occasionally you find little hurty lumps in your throat."—Irene Thirer, New York Daily News

"Both funny and touching, this showcases Chaplin at his best."—David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

"It's an altogether wonderful gem, and one of the five best films the silent era has to offer."—James Berardinelli, ReelViews

The most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times) 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 (a magical Virginia Cherrill) 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. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

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