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Limelight

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Year :
1952
Cast :
Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Marjorie Bennett, Wheeler Dryden, Nigel Bruce, Barry Bernard, Leonard Mudie, Snub Pollard, Charles Chaplin Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Josephine Chaplin...
Production :
United Artists
Description :
Calvero, once a famous Music Hall star, now a washed-up old man, saves a neighbor from suicide. He nurtures the young ballerina with paralyzed legs back to health, and helps her regain her self-esteem, so that she may return to the stage. In this film Chaplin intimately and poignantly explores the twilight years of glory: what it means to be forgotten, to despair, and how to gather the strength to overcome. Chaplin also offers Buster Keaton a highly memorable appearance in their musical duet.
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Filming Limelight

Charles Chaplin made "Limelight" at the most troubled period of his adult career In the late 1940s, America's Cold War paranoia reached its peak...

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Limelight and the Hollywood Ballet Fad

There seemed to be a sort of fad in the years following World War II of including ballet sequences in films...

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Eternally

As in Chaplin’s scores to "City Lights" and "Modern Times", the heroine’s presence is often accompanied by the same musical theme...

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Sardine Song

Music and Lyrics by Charles Chaplin

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Spring Song

Music and Lyrics by Charles Chaplin

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Animal Trainer

We hear Animal Trainer twice in Limelight - once in a dream, which turns into a nightmare, and secondly, to much applause, at the gala performance arranged in Calvero's honour at the end of the film...

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Limelight Synopsis

Calvero, a one-time comedy star of the music halls, now fallen on hard times, returns home to his lodgings in his habitual state of inebriation...