Charles Chaplin's Limelight is a 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 stoney-faced Buster Keaton. The extraordinary score by Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell earned the screen legend his only competitive Oscar.
Documentaries - Chaplin Today - Limelight, Home Movies
Introduction by David Robinson
Music Only Track - Original Score - complete musical soundtrack from Limelight
Two exerpts from the original novel - read by Charles Chaplin,
Uncompleted Short, Scenes from films in the Charlie Chaplin Collection
Photo Gallery And Poster Gallery