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* TalentDouble: Hayden Mellissa, a well-known Canadian ballerina, performed as the dance double for Claire Bloom in the film.

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* SelfPlagiarism: Chaplin wanted to include a flea circus gag in ''Film/TheCircus'' and ''Film/TheGreatDictator'', but couldn't fit it in either film.


* ActorAllusion: When Calvero turns down Postant's offer to be rehired, he insists that he's always liked performing outdoors and that he's always been a "bit of a tramp", referring to Chaplin's most famous role.

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* ActorAllusion: When Calvero turns down Postant's offer to be rehired, he insists that he's always liked performing outdoors and that he's always been a "bit of a tramp", referring to Chaplin's most famous role. Likewise, there's at least one poster in the background that describes Calvero as a "tramp comedian".


* ActorAllusion: When Calvero turns down Postant's offer to be rehired, he insists that he's always liked performing outdoors and that he's always been a "bit of a tramp", referring to Chaplin's most famous role.



* HopeSpot: When Postant is thinking of replacing Calvero with someone else in the harlequinade act because he doesn't think he's funny enough, he has second thoughts when he hears that the clown in question is Calvero under a fake name and decides to keep him employed regardless, saying that the comedy is just a minor part of the act. Unfortunately for Calvero, Postant already called in the replacement for a tryout, who turns out to be an old friend of Calvero's and who he happens to meet before being told about his tryout being cancelled, resulting in Calvero thinking that he's not wanted anymore as described below, causing him to become a street performer.



* MatchCut: When Calvero dreams of himself performing the flee circus act, it ends with a close-up on his face looking devastated at the empty seats in the theatre. The shot slowly dissolve to Calvero looking the same way sitting up in his bed.

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* MatchCut: When Calvero dreams of himself performing the flee flea circus act, it ends with a close-up on his face looking devastated at the empty seats in the theatre. The shot slowly dissolve to Calvero looking the same way sitting up in his bed.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Terry gets fired from her clerk job after helping Neville out with some change to buy food.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Terry gets fired from her clerk job after helping Neville out with some change to buy food.food by giving him too much change for his note papers and giving him extras.



* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Happens twice - first dramatically, then played for laughs. Having failed at suicide, Terry decided to become a cripple. Half-way through the movie, during a RousingSpeech to Calvero she suddenly notices that she can walk again. Later, during one of her ballet performances, she feels paralyzed, not able to go on with the show. Calvero is unimpressed and slaps her in the face which immediately sends her out of her paralysis.

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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Happens twice - first dramatically, then played for laughs. Having failed at suicide, Terry decided to become has convinced herself that her legs are paralyzed so she can't keep pursuing her thus far unsuccessful dream of becoming a cripple.dancer. Half-way through the movie, during a RousingSpeech to Calvero she suddenly notices that she can walk again. Later, during one of her ballet performances, she feels paralyzed, not able to go on with the show. Calvero is unimpressed and slaps her in the face which immediately sends her out of her paralysis.



* WouldHitAGirl: Calvero, hitting Terry hard to pull her out of her temporal paralysis.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Calvero, hitting slapping Terry hard to pull her out of her temporal temporary paralysis.


Calvero (Chaplin), once a famous stage clown but now a washed-up drunk, saves a young dancer, Terry alias Terry (Bloom), from suicide. Nursing her back to health, Calvero helps Terry regain her self-esteem and resume her dancing career. In doing so he regains his own self-confidence, but his attempts to make a comeback are less successful. Terry says she wants to marry Calvero despite their age difference, although she has befriended Neville (Sydney Chaplin), a young composer Calvero believes would be better suited to her. In order to give them a chance Calvero leaves home and becomes a street entertainer. Terry, now starring in her own show, eventually finds Calvero and persuades him to return to the stage for a benefit concert. Reunited with an old partner (Keaton), Calvero gives a triumphant comeback performance but immediately suffers a heart attack and dies in the wings while just a few feet away from him Terry, the second act on the bill, dances on stage. This represents the end of a generation and the coming of another, the fading of age and the emergence of youth under the Limelight, as said during the initial credits.

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Calvero (Chaplin), once a famous stage clown but now a washed-up drunk, saves a young dancer, Terry Thereza, alias Terry (Bloom), from suicide. Nursing her back to health, Calvero helps Terry regain her self-esteem and resume her dancing career. In doing so he regains his own self-confidence, but his attempts to make a comeback are less successful. Terry says she wants to marry Calvero despite their age difference, although she has befriended Neville (Sydney Chaplin), a young composer Calvero believes would be better suited to her. In order to give them a chance Calvero leaves home and becomes a street entertainer. Terry, now starring in her own show, eventually finds Calvero and persuades him to return to the stage for a benefit concert. Reunited with an old partner (Keaton), Calvero gives a triumphant comeback performance but immediately suffers a heart attack and dies in the wings while just a few feet away from him Terry, the second act on the bill, dances on stage. This represents the end of a generation and the coming of another, the fading of age and the emergence of youth under the Limelight, as said during the initial credits.

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* TheCameo: Creator/BusterKeaton's brief appearance near the film's end is the only time that he and Chaplin, the two biggest stars of the silent film era, appeared in a movie together.

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* CommediaDellArte: At one point Calvero and Terry perform together in a ballet based on the Harlequinade characters.


'''''Limelight''''' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written by, directed by, and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.

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'''''Limelight''''' ''Limelight'' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written by, directed by, and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.


The film was released amidst public controversy, and passed over by many theaters, as at this time Chaplin was refused re-entry to the United States on alleged grounds that he was a communist sympathizer. It was re-released in the United States in 1972, however, and honored at the Academy Awards.

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The film was released amidst public controversy, and passed over by many theaters, as at this time Chaplin was refused re-entry to the United States on alleged grounds that he was a communist sympathizer. It was re-released in the United States in 1972, however, and because the film was not released in a Los Angeles theater until that year, it was honored at the Academy Awards.
Awards, 20 years after its initial release.


Calvero (Charlie Chaplin), once a famous stage clown but now a washed-up drunk, saves a young dancer, Terry alias Terry (Claire Bloom), from suicide. Nursing her back to health, Calvero helps Terry regain her self-esteem and resume her dancing career. In doing so he regains his own self-confidence, but his attempts to make a comeback are less successful. Terry says she wants to marry Calvero despite their age difference, although she has befriended Neville (Sydney Chaplin), a young composer Calvero believes would be better suited to her. In order to give them a chance Calvero leaves home and becomes a street entertainer. Terry, now starring in her own show, eventually finds Calvero and persuades him to return to the stage for a benefit concert. Reunited with an old partner (Keaton), Calvero gives a triumphant comeback performance but immediately suffers a heart attack and dies in the wings while just a few feet away from him Terry, the second act on the bill, dances on stage. This represents the end of a generation and the coming of another, the fading of age and the emergence of youth under the Limelight, as said during the initial credits.

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Calvero (Charlie Chaplin), (Chaplin), once a famous stage clown but now a washed-up drunk, saves a young dancer, Terry alias Terry (Claire Bloom), (Bloom), from suicide. Nursing her back to health, Calvero helps Terry regain her self-esteem and resume her dancing career. In doing so he regains his own self-confidence, but his attempts to make a comeback are less successful. Terry says she wants to marry Calvero despite their age difference, although she has befriended Neville (Sydney Chaplin), a young composer Calvero believes would be better suited to her. In order to give them a chance Calvero leaves home and becomes a street entertainer. Terry, now starring in her own show, eventually finds Calvero and persuades him to return to the stage for a benefit concert. Reunited with an old partner (Keaton), Calvero gives a triumphant comeback performance but immediately suffers a heart attack and dies in the wings while just a few feet away from him Terry, the second act on the bill, dances on stage. This represents the end of a generation and the coming of another, the fading of age and the emergence of youth under the Limelight, as said during the initial credits.


''''Limelight''''' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written by, directed by, and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.

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''''Limelight''''' '''''Limelight''''' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written by, directed by, and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.


''Limelight'' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.

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''Limelight'' ''''Limelight''''' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, written by, directed by by, and starring Creator/CharlieChaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with a cameo appearance by Creator/BusterKeaton. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.


* RealitySubtext: Chaplin's character Calvero plays a once famous comedian who has lost his audience, which is pretty much what has happening in Caplin' life when he made the film.

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* RealitySubtext: Chaplin's character Calvero plays a once famous comedian who has lost his audience, which is pretty much what has happening in Caplin' life when he made the film.

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