Movie 'Limelight'

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The masterpiece of laughter and tears from the master of comedy!

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Rampenlicht

Kurz vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg muss der alternde Komiker Calvero erkennen, dass er am Ende seiner Karriere angekommen ist. Eines Tages rettet er die junge Balletttänzerin Theresa vor dem Selbstmord und macht es sich fortan zur Aufgabe, ihr neues Selbstvertrauen für eine Rückkehr auf die Bühne zu geben. Während Theresa aus Dankbarkeit glaubt, sich in Calvero verliebt zu haben und ihn vergeblich bittet, sie zu heiraten, wird Calvero von dem Wunsch erfüllt, noch ein letztes Mal im Rampenlicht zu stehen

France French (Français)

Les feux de la rampe
  • a.k.a. Les feux de la rampe

Un comique du music-hall déchu se prend d'affection pour une jeune danseuse paralysée.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Luci della ribalta

Londra, 1914. Calvero (Chaplin), un tempo famoso e acclamato clown ma ormai alcolista cronico, salva una giovane ballerina, Terry (Claire Bloom), da un tentativo di suicidio. La porta a casa sua e cerca di reinfonderle fiducia nella vita: la ragazza è rimasta orfana da bambina e sua sorella è stata spinta a prostituirsi, ma grazie agli incoraggiamenti che riceve da Calvero, di fatto trasformatosi nel suo mèntore, Terry riprende coscienza delle sue possibilità e riacquisisce autostima, il che le permette di ritornare con successo al suo lavoro di ballerina.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
ballet dancer
clown
Genres
Comedy
Drama
Romance
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Celebrated Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical G
Ratings
TMDb 80% · 204 (more information on website)
IMDb 81% · 16,169 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 97% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
CalveroCharlie Chaplin
Terry, a DancerClaire Bloom
Postant, an ImpresarioNigel Bruce
Calvero's PartnerBuster Keaton
NevilleSydney Chaplin
BodalinkNorman Lloyd
DancerAndre Eglevsky
Mrs. AlsopMarjorie Bennett
DancerMelissa Hayden
Thereza's DoctorWheeler Dryden
John RedfernBarry Bernard
ClaudiusStapleton Kent
MaidMollie Glessing
Street Musician'Snub' Pollard
Little Girl in Opening Scene (uncredited)Geraldine Chaplin
Extra (uncredited)Oona Chaplin
Mrs. Parker (uncredited)Edna Purviance
Music Hall Performer (uncredited)Colin Kenny

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionEugène Lourié
CameraDirector of PhotographyKarl Struss
DirectingAssistant DirectorRobert Aldrich
DirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorJoe Inge
ProductionProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundOriginal Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin