20 November 2013 11:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rare footage of the legendary Charlie Chaplin directing a scene where The Tramp meets a blind flower girl in City Lights has been included on the new Criterion Collection edition of the classic 1931 movie. The footage was taken on set by Chaplin's friend Ralph Barton.  Historian Hooman Mehran narrates the footage, which shows Chaplin working with the untrained Virginia Cherrill to get the performance he had in mind. The scene apparently took hundreds of takes to get right. It's an interesting look at the man behind the scenes, and definitely something Chaplin fans will appreciate; check it out here...

The Criterion Collection edition of City Lights is available now. »

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