Synopsis

Calvero, once a famous Music Hall star, now a washed-up old man, saves a neighbour from suicide. He nurtures the young ballerina with paralysed legs back to health, and helps her regain her self-esteem so that she may return to the stage. In this film, Charlie Chaplin intimately and poignantly explores the twilight years of glory: what it means to be forgotten, to despair and how to gather the strength to overcome. Chaplin also offers Buster Keaton a highly memorable appearance in their musical duet.

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Charlie Chaplin
Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ‘the Tramp’ and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of filmmaking. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977 - and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

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Photos © Roy Export S.A.S. DVD catalogue number: ART768DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART162BD Production year: 1952

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

Also part of The Charlie Chaplin Collection

GENRE: Comedy, Music

CERTIFICATE: U

DIRECTOR: Charlie Chaplin

DURATION: 132 Mins

COUNTRIES: USA

LANGUAGES: English

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  • “A brilliant weaving of comic and tragic strands, eloquent, tearful and beguiling with supreme virtuosity”

    Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

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