Limelight

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Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin (original story), Charles Chaplin (screenplay by)
Production: Criterion Collection
Year: 1952
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 31 Oct 1952
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations.


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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