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G| 2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Charles Chaplin , Claire Bloom , Sydney Chaplin , Nigel Bruce , Buster Keaton , Norman Lloyd , Andre Eglevsky , Melissa Hayden

Director: Charles Chaplin

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: United Artists

Limelight (1952)

Release Date: October 23rd, 1952|2 hr. 25 min.

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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Transporting as it is, this doc leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if just for the ill will it drudges up. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Depending on your age, Limelight could make you nostalgic for those bad old days - and sort of glad you'll never be able to relive them. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    All outrageous stuff. Gatien's story is worth telling. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that director Billy Corben presents it in such a methodical fashion. show more

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