Limelight (1952) (Warner)

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Released 3-Dec-2003
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A young dancer wants to know if the white-haired gentleman who saved her life is Calvero, the great music hall comedian. "I was," the gent replies.

Charles Chaplin's Limelight is glimmering homage to what was, a proud look at a bygone entertainment era and a bittersweet tale of an artist passing the torch to a new generation. Chaplin portrays Calvero (the "Tramp Comedian" per an old theatrical poster in his room), who rescues a distraught ballerina (Claire Bloom) from suicide and mentors her to success. Among the film's comedy highlights is a musical routine that's anything but routine in the hands of legend Chaplin and stone-faced Buster Keaton. The extraordinary score by Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell earned the screen legend his only competitive Oscar.

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Starring
Cornel Wilde
Belinda Lee
Massimo Serato
Christine Kaufmann
Elisa Cegani
Directed by
Lionello De Felice
Music
Mario Nascimbene
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Disc
RSDL
(68:40)
Comedy 1952 131:34 576i (PAL) 2 4 5
Video
Full Frame
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Hebrew, Russian, English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Introduction-David Robinson (Chaplin Biographer), Featurette-Chaplin Today - Limelight, Deleted Scenes, Audio-Only Track-Original Score, Featurette-Footlights - Two Short Excerpts, Read By Charles Chaplin, Short Film-The Professor (1919), Featurette-Home Movies - USA 1950, London 1959, Theatrical Trailer-2, Gallery-Photo-200 Production Stills, Preparatory Sketches, Gallery-Poster, Trailer-Scenes From Films In The Chaplin Collection
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