Behind the Scenes of Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” (1931)

A look behind the scenes as Chaplin directs one of the most memorable scenes in the 1931 film, “City Lights.” This particular scene was key in order for the blind girl to think that the Tramp was actually a wealthy man. Chaplin spent a year trying to figure out how to accomplish this, and ended up with 342 takes of the scene when all was said and done. He also did not get along well with Virginia Cherrill who played the blind girl and was easily frustrated with her on set – some of which is apparent in this video