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An old and forgotten clown manages to prevent a young ballerina from committing suicide. Chaplin is the clown.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


A former famous vaudeville star saves a young ballerina from a suicide attempt. He nurses her back to health and helps her regain her self-esteem so she can return to the stage.

Although it was not his last film, it seems likely that Chaplin made Limelight as a farewell film. It is definitely a very personal film in which he himself plays an old clown who was once beloved, but whose work is now largely forgotten. Also with Buster Keaton and Chaplin's son Sidney.