In rec.arts.movies.past-films Stephen Cooke <***@chebucto.ns.ca> wrote:
: On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Chester Barzal wrote:
:> Correct me if I'm wrong but did not Charlie Chaplin compose the music in
:> CITY LIGHTS?Or am I thinking of MODERN TIMES?
: You are correct on both counts. Chaplin wasn't a musician per se (although
: there are recordings of him conducting an orchestra) but he did have a
: gift for melody, and would hum the tunes in his head to an orchestrator
: (like David Raksin) who'd arrange them for him.
Chaplin's song "Smile" is a standard of sorts. I saw the Sun Ra Arkestra
perform the song several times in the '70s and '80s.