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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
15-Feb-1931   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Nigel Bruce
14-Feb-1895 8-Oct-1953 Played Rathbone's Dr. Watson
Charlie Chaplin
16-Apr-1889 25-Dec-1977 Silent film comedian
Wheeler Dryden
31-Aug-1892 30-Sep-1957 Limelight
André Eglevsky
21-Dec-1917 4-Dec-1977 Preeminent ballet dancer
Buster Keaton
4-Oct-1895 1-Feb-1966 The General
Norman Lloyd
8-Nov-1914   Dr. Auschlander on St. Elsewhere


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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