A washed-up old man who was once a famous music hall star, 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.

Limelight is a stirring exploration of how fleeting moments of eminence can be and overcoming everything in the face of adversity and despair.

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Runtime 136 Minutes
Release date 1952