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    City Lights (United Artists, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Although sound pictures had been around for a couple of years when Charlie Chaplin filmed this romantic comedy, he ultimately decided the poignancy of the story would be better served as a silent -- a genius decision. With a musical score by Chaplin himself, this touching story unfolds as a blind flower girl, played by unknown actress Virginia Cherrill, mistakenly thinks the little Tramp is a wealthy man. In order to help fund an operation for the girl the Tramp works several odd jobs in a series of hilarious setups. One of Chaplin's finest films, the ending is simple perfection and this gorgeous and rare card depicts Cherrill and Chaplin strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Only pinholes in the right border keep this piece from grading higher. For all fans of the genius of Chaplin, this is one to own! Very Fine.

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