Chaplin’s final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian’s effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin’s only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton. —IMDb
Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular “Little Tramp” character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk. Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in Walworth, London, England on April 26th, 1889 to Charles and Hannah (Hill) Chaplin, both music hall performers, who were married on June 22nd, 1885. After Charles Sr. separated from Hannah to perform in New York City, Hannah then tried to resurrect her stage career. Unfortunately, her singing voice had a tendency to break at unexpected moments. When this happened, the stage manager spotted young Charlie standing in the wings and led him on stage, where five-year-old Charlie began to sing a popular tune. Charlie and his half-brother, Syd Chaplin (born Sydney Hawkes), spent their lives in and out… read more
Os superlativos são comuns ao se falar em Luzes da Ribalta. Direção, produção, elenco, roteiro, música: Chaplin tudo comanda - um autor inquestionável que domina a cena em uma de suas derradeiras atuações. A história do amor impossível entre um palhaço em decadência e um bela mas problemática bailarina caberia em uma caixinha de música, mas aqui é um 'tour de force' emocionante. Não é só para assistir mas adorar!
The last scene,... the most gorgeous last scene of the cinema histories. This isn't just a entertainment. it's probably the most heartfelt thankful gem in the world.