"Limelight" quotes

Limelight poster
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Production: N/A
Year: 1952
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 31 Oct 1952
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 4 nominations total

76 Clips

Are you all right - Limelight 00:25
Are you all right
I'd stand listening - Limelight 00:08
I'd stand listening
I don't know you - Limelight 00:44
I don't know you
I got a bright idea - Limelight 00:25
I got a bright idea
Came six weeks ago - Limelight 00:27
Came six weeks ago
And in the elegant melancholy of twilight - Limelight 00:25
And in the elegant melancholy of twilight
The stage manager - Limelight 00:40
The stage manager
Something's gone - Limelight 00:15
Something's gone
You're sopping wet - Limelight 00:32
You're sopping wet
The dawn is breaking - Limelight 00:17
The dawn is breaking
I finally have the chance to talk to you and I have nothing to say - Limelight 00:30
I finally have the chance to talk to you and I have nothing...
God helps those who help themselves - Limelight 00:08
God helps those who help themselves
I'll never dance again - Limelight 00:15
I'll never dance again
Just the man I want to see - Limelight 00:13
Just the man I want to see
You wonderful little plum pudding - Limelight 00:23
You wonderful little plum pudding
What did you do - Limelight 00:24
What did you do
I'd despise myself if I thought that - Limelight 00:32
I'd despise myself if I thought that
At this stage of the game life gets to be a habit - Limelight 00:46
At this stage of the game life gets to be a habit
I beg your pardon - Limelight 00:18
I beg your pardon
As a man gets on in years he wants to live deeply - Limelight 00:49
As a man gets on in years he wants to live deeply
My ode to a worm - Limelight 00:46
My ode to a worm
Are you in pain - Limelight 00:42
Are you in pain
That's all that matters - Limelight 01:29
That's all that matters
Why didn't you let me die - Limelight 01:31
Why didn't you let me die
So this is how she spends her evenings - Limelight 00:40
So this is how she spends her evenings
Destiny must be a headmistess - Limelight 00:16
Destiny must be a headmistess
In those days you were drunk - Limelight 00:43
In those days you were drunk
All the world's a stage - Limelight 00:33
All the world's a stage
I never thought we'd come to this - Limelight 00:36
I never thought we'd come to this
It's more than pity - Limelight 00:20
It's more than pity
I shouldn't drink - Limelight 00:55
I shouldn't drink
You've joined the army - Limelight 00:29
You've joined the army
How's it feel to wake up famous - Limelight 00:25
How's it feel to wake up famous
We're all grubbing for a living - Limelight 00:25
We're all grubbing for a living
I'm not so sure - Limelight 01:00
I'm not so sure
I want to forget the public - Limelight 01:02
I want to forget the public
Your mother was a dressmaker and your father a Lord - Limelight 00:50
Your mother was a dressmaker and your father a Lord
Believe it or not - Limelight 00:27
Believe it or not
They walked out on me - Limelight 00:29
They walked out on me
What a sad business - Limelight 00:45
What a sad business
You've got to come back - Limelight 00:20
You've got to come back
You'd better not be - Limelight 00:53
You'd better not be
She's not going back to her old room - Limelight 00:33
She's not going back to her old room
Whoever you are - Limelight 00:19
Whoever you are
A little more grown up - Limelight 00:15
A little more grown up
We'll have to get you well - Limelight 01:15
We'll have to get you well
I know what you're thinking - Limelight 00:47
I know what you're thinking
I must see about that ambulance - Limelight 00:12
I must see about that ambulance
This is a wonderful evening - Limelight 00:10
This is a wonderful evening
What is there to fight for - Limelight 02:17
What is there to fight for
Don't be afraid to tell - Limelight 00:25
Don't be afraid to tell
A young girl like you wanting to throw your life away - Limelight 00:30
A young girl like you wanting to throw your life away
I'm through clowning - Limelight 00:25
I'm through clowning
I believe I'm dying - Limelight 00:22
I believe I'm dying
The heart and the mind - Limelight 00:12
The heart and the mind
Worms can't smile - Limelight 00:29
Worms can't smile
Time is the great author - Limelight 00:21
Time is the great author
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it - Limelight 00:18
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it
What do you want meaning for - Limelight 00:45
What do you want meaning for
That's all any of us are - Limelight 00:17
That's all any of us are
There's something about working the streets I like - Limelight 00:23
There's something about working the streets I like
There's always that little home in the country - Limelight 00:43
There's always that little home in the country
I'm an old sinner - Limelight 00:14
I'm an old sinner
Everything - Limelight 02:21
Everything
You should be - Limelight 00:30
You should be
How do I look - Limelight 00:48
How do I look
Gezundheidt - Limelight 00:17
Gezundheidt
Won't it inconvenience you - Limelight 00:55
Won't it inconvenience you
Where is she - Limelight 00:14
Where is she
What can the stars do - Limelight 00:16
What can the stars do
What a day - Limelight 00:29
What a day
Time is the best author - Limelight 00:19
Time is the best author
This has been a wonderful evening - Limelight 00:21
This has been a wonderful evening
Think of the power that's in the universe - Limelight 00:41
Think of the power that's in the universe
There's greatness in everyone - Limelight 00:13
There's greatness in everyone
Life isn't a gag anymore - Limelight 00:16
Life isn't a gag anymore

Cast

Calvero - Charles Chaplin
Thereza 'Terry' Ambrose - Claire Bloom
Postant - Nigel Bruce
Calvero's Partner - Buster Keaton
Neville - Sydney Chaplin
Bodalink - Norman Lloyd
Dancer - Harlequin - Andre Eglevsky
Dancer - Columbine - Melissa Hayden
Mrs. Sybil Alsop - Marjorie Bennett
Thereza's Doctor - Wheeler Dryden
John Redfern - Calvero's Agent - Barry Bernard
Claudius - Stapleton Kent
Maid (as Mollie Glessing) - Molly Glessing
Dr. Blake - Calvero's Doctor (as Leonard Mudi) - Leonard Mudie
Street Musician - Loyal Underwood
Street Musician (as Snub Pollard) - 'Snub' Pollard
Street Musician - Julian Ludwig
Little Boy - Billy Lee Aimone
Music Hall Patron - Benjie Bancroft
Music Hall Patron - John Barton
Music Hall Patron - James Carlisle
Little Girl on Steps - Geraldine Chaplin
Child on Steps - Josephine Chaplin
Child on Steps - Michael Chaplin
Extra - Oona Chaplin
Music Hall Patron - Bud Cokes
Music Hall Patron - Harry Crocker
Music Hall Patron - Oliver Cross
Midget in Agent's Office - Billy Curtis
Emissary - Dress Circle - Jack Deery
Griffin - Clown Outside Stage Door - Cyril Delevanti
Music Hall Patron - Tim Durant
Music Hall Patron - Tom Ferrandini
Patrician Lady in Dress Circle - Dorothy Ford
Extra in Dress Circle - Frank Hagney
Newsboy - Charlie Hall
Socialite - Sam Harris
Dinner Guest - Stuart Holmes
Pub Extra - Kenner G. Kemp
Music Hall Performer - Colin Kenny
Extra in Dress Circle - Judy Landon
Empire Theatre Patron - Perk Lazelle
Little Boy - Billy Lee
Stagehand - Maurice Marks
Dinner Guest - Harold Miller
Man in Music Hall Audience - Frank Mills
Extra in Dress Circle - Sherry Moreland
Music Hall Patron - George Nardelli
Extra in Dress Circle - Milicent Patrick
Mrs. Parker - Edna Purviance
Music Hall Patron - Paul Ravel
Man in Saloon - Charley Rogers
Extra in Dress Circle - Elizabeth Root
Music Hall Patron - Cap Somers
Derelict - Gus Taillon
Extra in Dress Circle - Valerie Vernon
Extra in Dress Circle - Eric Wilson
Major Domo at Dinner - Eric Wilton
Reception Guest - Florence Wix