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Chaplin Today: LIMELIGHT

Limelight • 26m

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  • Outtake

    This scene, involving an old, armless friend of Calvero’s, was included in LIMELIGHT when it premiered in London in 1952, but Charlie Chaplin removed it before the film was distributed worldwide.

  • Charlie Chaplin Reads from “Footlights”

    In this brief archival audio recording, Charlie Chaplin reads two excerpts from his novella “Footlights,” which was the basis for LIMELIGHT.

  • A Night in the Show

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1915 • United States

    This 1915 short, the twelfth film Charlie Chaplin directed for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, is based on the play “Mumming Birds,” which Chaplin performed first in London, from 1908 to 1909, and later the United States. In it, Chaplin ...