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Limelight (1952)

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Starring (View all)
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
Calvero
Claire Bloom Claire Bloom
Thereza 'Terry' Ambrose
Nigel Bruce Nigel Bruce
Postant
Buster Keaton Buster Keaton
Calvero's Partner
Sydney Chaplin Sydney Chaplin
Neville
Norman Lloyd Norman Lloyd
Bodalink
Andre Eglevsky Andre Eglevsky
Dancer - Harlequin
Melissa Hayden Melissa Hayden
Dancer - Columbine


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A classic

12 years, 6 months ago at Aug 18 12:47
Since I'm a huge fan of Charles Chaplin, I really had to see this flick. It was the final film that he produced in America before moving to Europe after being accused of being communist and many consider it as his last masterpiece and therefore I was really eager to check it out. There was also a huge fuss about the fact that Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin were finally both on screen but, hones... read more
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Description: Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina (Claire Bloom) who lives downstairs. An elegant mix of the comic and the tragic, this poignant film also features Buster Keaton in an extended cameo, marking the only time the two silent comedy icons appeared together on-screen. Made at a time when Chaplin was under attack by the American press an ... (more)
Release date: 31 October 1952
UPC: 014381918526
Tags: 1950s (15), Drama (13), 1952 (10), Romance (10), Comedy (9), Usa (9), Music (7), Showbiz (4), Clowns (4), UK (3), Black & White (3), Comedies (3), Poverty (3), Sort (3), Theater (3), Clown (3), Ballet Dancer (2), 06 (2), Bw (2)
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