Charles Chaplin plays Calvero, an aging clown who rescues a ballet dancercalled Terry (Claire Bloom) from committing suicide.These two become friendsand Calvero gets more meaning to his life.He desperately tries to make acome back to become the greatest clown again but it's hard to make peoplelaugh anymore.Limelight from 1952 was Charles Chaplin's last Americanfilm.It was a flop but the film won an Academy Award for best score in1972.That year the king of comedy got also a special Oscar for careerachievement.This was Chaplin's most sentimental movie and it also was verytouching.Chaplin is amazing as the aging clown.The man wasn't only a greatcomedian.He was also a terrific actor.It's hard to top his performance inthis movie.Claire Bloom's performance as the ballet dancer is alsobrilliant.Chaplin's son Sydney plays Neville in the movie.There are alsoChaplin's children Victoria, Michael, Josephine, Geraldine and CharlesChaplin Jr. in this film.This is truly a masterpiece.This proves thatChaplin didn't shine only in silent movies.He did that also in talkies.Andthis is one of his best talkies.The dialogue is just delicious in this comedic drama.In the end you can seeanother great comedian from the silent era;Buster Keaton.You can see Chaplinand Keaton clowning together in the end.And that is one great scene.A sceneto remember.The message of Limelight is how wonderful life is.Enjoy it whileyou still can.
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Limelight is a movie starring Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, and Nigel Bruce. A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
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Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.
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Reviewed byPetri Pelkonen ([email protected])Vote: /10
In 1914, in London, the former successful and presently decadent and alcoholic clown Calvero (Charles Chaplin) smells gas in the building where he lives and breaks in an apartment. He finds the suicidal Thereza 'Terry' Ambrose (Claire Bloom) laying down on her bed and he brings a doctor that saves her. They do not report to the police and Calvero nurses her in his apartment.
He leans that Terry was a ballet dancer that had a problem in her legs that are paralyzed. However, the doctor tells to Calvero that she has not a physical, but actually a psychological problem with her legs. He emotionally supports her and she recovers her health and becomes a successful ballerina. Meanwhile Calvero is also affected by Terry and quits drinking. Calvero tries to rebuild his career in the show business and while Terry falls in love with him but age must pass as youth enters.
"Limelight" is one of the most melancholic films that I have ever seen. I saw this movie for the first time when I was very young but watching "Limelight" older and older, I realized how depressive this tragic story is. The haunting music score was awarded with the Oscar of Best Music, Original Dramatic Score. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "Luzes da Ribalta" ("Limelight")
This past week, I've been on a Charlie Chaplin kick. I watched "Great Dictator"(which is marvelous) and "Modern Times"(Also a classic). This morning, I watched "Limelight". I knew that it was not going to be a ha ha laugh riot all the way through, but I found myself chuckling several times in the movie. This movie has an excellent storyline about an aging performer who knows he is not marketable anymore but wants one more chance to shine. He meets a ballet dancer, played wonderfully by Claire Bloom, who almost commits suicide before beings rescued by Chaplin's Calvero character. Throughout the 2 1/2 hours, they teach other to fight their demons and do what they love doing. This movie was so moving to me. I ended up crying the majority of the movie. This shows that Chaplin is a genius. You can watch his movies and laugh, cry, think. But at the same time, it's just genius work. Sadly, this was Chaplin's last film success in America. What a shame. Great talent. The Chaplin/Keaton sequence is the highlight of the whole movie. 2 great comedy geniuses working for one time only. Perfect. 10 out of 10. Go see "Limelight" and see for yourself.