It was one of Charlie Chaplin’s greatest commerical and artistic successes, and it remained his personal favourite of all his films. Simply put, City Lights is one of the great screen comedies, and also a singularly moving film about human decency, love, acceptance, and the power of compassion. Having said that, it also contains some of the best comedy sequences ever, such as an hysterical boxing match. Chaplin resisted sound long after others embraced it, and thank god, because the power of his genius is now timeless and endlessly accesible across language, age and outlook. Simply put, everyone, from a toddler to a grandpda, can watch and enjoy City Lights. Its final scene may be the most moving shot ever put to film.