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Limelight (1952)

G
137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.
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Charles Chaplin (original story) (screenplay by)
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$7,506
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Release date
Oct 23, 1952 (United States)

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60 cast members
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Charles Chaplin
Calvero Calvero   See fewer
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Claire Bloom
Thereza 'Terry' Ambrose Thereza 'Terry' Ambrose   See fewer
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Nigel Bruce
Postant Postant   See fewer
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Buster Keaton
Calvero's Partner Calvero's Partner   See fewer
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Sydney Chaplin
Neville Neville   See fewer
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Norman Lloyd
Bodalink Bodalink   See fewer
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Andre Eglevsky
Dancer - Harlequin Dancer - Harlequin   See fewer
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Melissa Hayden
Dancer - Columbine Dancer - Columbine   See fewer
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Marjorie Bennett
Mrs. Sybil Alsop Mrs. Sybil Alsop   See fewer
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Wheeler Dryden
Thereza's Doctor Thereza's Doctor   See fewer
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Barry Bernard
John Redfern - Calvero's Agent John Redfern - Calvero's Agent   See fewer
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Stapleton Kent
Claudius Claudius   See fewer
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Molly Glessing
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Leonard Mudie
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Loyal Underwood
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'Snub' Pollard
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Julian Ludwig
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Billy Lee Aimone
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Benjie Bancroft
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John Barton
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James Carlisle
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Charles Chaplin Jr.
Clown (uncredited) Clown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geraldine Chaplin
Little Girl on Steps (uncredited) Little Girl on Steps (uncredited)   See fewer
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Child on Steps (uncredited) Child on Steps (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Chaplin
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Jack Deery
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Charlie Hall
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Stuart Holmes
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Kenner G. Kemp
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8.1 / 10 | 16,468 votes