If you watch most of Chaplin’s films, you’d know his character is always lonely, and sometimes finds love, but no friends. So the scenes between the lone prospector and Big Jim are hilarious but also somewhat sweet because of the friendship they develop (after they stopped trying to eat each other…). Also the fact that Big Jim not only saves his friend, but shares his gold with him.
The Tramp’s dream, which makes his waking in loneliness even more saddening.
Georgia feeling genuinely sorry when realizing how much she hurt the Tramp, and writing an apologizing letter.
The whole ending: in a unique fashion, the Tramp becomes rich after all his efforts. Georgia finds him on the boat, is happy to see him, and (thinking he is a stowaway) tries to protect him from the captain. When the misunderstanding is over, they kiss while being taken on picture.
The tramp getting Merna and his rival married, so they can be happy. This all seems perfect… until the Tramp chooses to let the circus go without him. He sits down alone, picks up a piece of tissue from the circus… then takes a deep breath and throws it away before traveling again. The music makes it one of Chaplin’s best endings, because of all the determination it shows.
The ending, when the now seeing girl goes to the miserable Tramp, and gives him a flower. She touches his arm, and finally recognizes the man who took care of her. He asks if she can see now, she answers she can. They smile to each other, and that is all. Whatever happens next is up to the viewer’s imagination, but this scene is just enough to make your heart melt.
For such a dark comedy, this troper finds the moments between Verdoux and the girl as the only light ones, especially because they end up helping each other. Even at the end, when she finds out who Verdoux really is, you see more sadness on her face than actual horror.
Calvero protecting Terry as his daughter instead of giving in to her advances. All he does in the movie is make her life better, and even when he dies, he just wants to see her dance.
Terry being able to walk again.
Jackie Coogan became a star after the The Kid, but his parents were spending all his money. Whenever the young actor was in hard times and asked Chaplin for assistance, he would give him 1000$ without hesitation.
The presentation of his Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, with a tremendous standing ovation, after which he called the cheering audience "wonderful, sweet people."