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Limelight (1952)

G 137 min - Drama, Comedy, Romance - 31 October 1952
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Depressed over her failed dance career, Terry (Claire Bloom) attempts suicide, only to be rescued by Calvero (Charles Chaplin), an impoverished, once-famous stage clown. Calvero revives Terry's health and prospects, and in the process recovers his own self-esteem as well. When Terry proposes marriage, Calvero thinks their age difference is too great, and leaves to become a street clown so that Terry's friendship with a promising young composer (Sydney Chaplin) can instead blossom.

Director:  Charlie Chaplin
Stars:  Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Marjorie Bennett, Melissa Hayden, Wheeler Dryden, Barry Bernard, Stapleton Kent, Mollie Glessing, 'Snub' Pollard, Geraldine Chaplin, Oona Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Colin Kenny

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Storyline

Depressed over her failed dance career, Terry (Claire Bloom) attempts suicide, only to be rescued by Calvero (Charles Chaplin), an impoverished, once-famous stage clown. Calvero revives Terry's health and prospects, and in the process recovers his own self-esteem as well. When Terry proposes marriage, Calvero thinks their age difference is too great, and leaves to become a street clown so that Terry's friendship with a promising young composer (Sydney Chaplin) can instead blossom.



Tagline: The masterpiece of laughter and tears from the master of comedy!

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  31 October 1952

Box Office

Revenue:  $1,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Celebrated Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 17 min

Academy Award Nomination and Win

It won in 1972. The first year it was eligible.

MUSIC (Original Dramatic Score) — Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell – WON


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