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Limelight (23-Oct-1952)

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Writer: Charlie Chaplin

Music Composed by: Charlie Chaplin

Keywords: Drama, Comedy

An elderly vaudeville performer forgotten by the public and a young suicidal ballet dancer seek strength in each other. One of four talkies directed by Chaplin, and of them the most autobiographical. Won an Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score in 1973 (a quirk in the Academy rules made this time-shifting oddity possible).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Claire Bloom
Actor
15-Feb-1931   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Nigel Bruce
Actor
14-Feb-1895 8-Oct-1953 Played Rathbone's Dr. Watson
Charlie Chaplin
Actor
16-Apr-1889 25-Dec-1977 Silent film comedian
André Eglevsky
Dancer
21-Dec-1917 4-Dec-1977 Preeminent ballet dancer
Buster Keaton
Actor
4-Oct-1895 1-Feb-1966 The General
Norman Lloyd
Actor
8-Nov-1914   Dr. Auschlander on St. Elsewhere

CAST

Charlie Chaplin   ...   Calvero
Claire Bloom   ...   Thereza
Supporting Cast
Nigel Bruce   ...   Postant
Buster Keaton   ...   Calvero's Partner
Sydney Chaplin   ...   Neville
Norman Lloyd   ...   Bodalink
André Eglevsky   ...   Dancer
Melissa Hayden   ...   Dancer
Marjorie Bennett   ...   Mrs. Alsop
Wheeler Dryden   ...   Thereza's Doctor
Barry Bernard   ...   John Redfern
Stapleton Kent   ...   Claudius
Mollie Glessing   ...   Maid
Leonard Mudi   ...   Dr. Blake
Loyal Underwood   ...   Street Musician
Snub Pollard   ...   Street Musician
Julian Ludwig   ...   Street Musician

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