Limelight

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Year:
1952
Running time:
134 minutes
Certificate:
U
Directed by:
Charles Chaplin
Starring:
Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin
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Description

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 artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.

Genre:
Comedy
Country of origin:
USA
Language:
English
Feature Aspect Ratio:
4:3
Picture:
B&W
Sound:
2.0 Dual Mono/5.1 Dolby Digital (Blu-ray: 2.0 Dual Mono/5.1 DTS-HD)
Region Encoding:
2/B
Catalogue Number:
PC(B)0022

Extras

  • Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins)
  • Chaplin Today: Limelight - documentary (26 mins)
  • Footlight - excerpts from the original novel, read by Chaplin (3 mins)

What the press said

"A powerful work of cinema that remains essential viewing for Chaplin fans and non-believers alike." Film4.com