This heart-warming romantic comedy depicts the story of The Tramp, who is a kind-hearted man living in the big city. His good nature has a profound effect on two people he meets. The first is a wealthy man, who the tramp saves from killing himself during the wealthy man's drunken stupor. However, the relationship between the wealthy man and the tramp continually changes depending on the drunken or sober state of the wealthy man.
The second is a poor blind flower girl, who lives with her destitute grandmother. The kindness of the tramp toward her makes her fall in love with him, as they spend time together. By circumstance, she believes that he is a wealthy man.
When he learns that an expensive operation can restore her eyesight, the tramp does whatever he can to earn the money to pay for the operation, even if the result is that she will find out that he is not the wealthy man she believes him to be, and may consequently make her change her opinion of him. Will he succeed in helping her regain her eyesight? And if so, how will she react when she learns of the truth?
Did you know?
One of Charles Chaplin's friends, the famous illustrator Ralph Barton, was on set one day during the filming of the scene where Charlie and the blind girl meet. These home movies, which appear in Unknown Chaplin (1983), and is the only known behind the scenes footage of Chaplin at work in costume as the tramp. Read More