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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 made this romantic comedy, he ultimately decided the poignancy of the story would be better served as a silent film - a genius decision. With a musical score by Chaplin and José Padilla, 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 schemes in a series of hilarious setups - including the one depicted in this scene card, where he is about to be conked on the head by a pair of inopportune burglars. Touchup has been applied to a minor chip in the right side of the bottom border, a tear from the right border into the background, and pinholes near the corners (some of which were enlarged). The borders have been airbrushed. The left side of the card, beginning with the inner edge of the title box, has been replaced with part of another original lobby card. Fine.


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