Limelight Overview:

Limelight (1952) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1972 --- Ceremony Number 45 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringCharles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell Won
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Limelight (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

The glamour of limelight, from which age must pass as youth centers? A story of a ballerina and a clown…? In Limelight it quickly becomes evident that Charles Chaplin was well aware of his own legend and how couldn’t he be? For years he had been held in the highest regards, loved by the ... Read full article


Limelight (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

The glamour of limelight, from which age must pass as youth centers? A story of a ballerina and a clown…? In Limelight it quickly becomes evident that Charles Chaplin was well aware of his own legend and how couldn’t he be? For years he had been held in the highest regards, loved by the ... Read full article


Limelight (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Limelight Directed by Charles Chaplin Written by Charles Chaplin 1952/USA Celebrated Productions First viewing/Hulu Plus I want to like the talkie Charles Chaplin more than I do but I just can’t. ?This one gets some points for the physical comedy, his little songs, and Buster Keaton. Calv... Read full article


Limelight

By RBuccicone on May 10, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

Limelight (1953) ???? Charlie Chaplin‘s was nearing the end of his career when in 1953 he made a drama that could almost be considered semi-autobiographical in nature had the actor’s box office prowess not remained so strong. Limelight is about an aging stage comedian who in 1914 London ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Calvero: There's something about working the streets I like. It's the tramp in me I suppose.


Calvero: Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending.


Terry: Worms can't smile!
Calvero: Oh, how would you know, have you ever appealed to their sense of humour?


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Facts about

Chaplin worked for 2½ years on the screenplay and then devoted nine months to the score.
When some scenes were re-shot, Claire Bloom was unavailable, so Charles Chaplin's wife, Oona Chaplin, stood in for her. She can be seen lying in the bed through the doorway after the housemaid has told Chaplin's character that his "wife" isn't eating.
The children in the first scene we see Calvero, the ones who tell him the landlady isn't home, are Charles Chaplin's own children.
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