- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 1, 2003
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Warner Home Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1972 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Ralph Burns
Academy Awards 1972 -
Best Original Score
Total Film - 06/01/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]s the culmination of a career, it's fascinating: a nakedly confessional glimpse into Charlie's troubled soul."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2011
"Chaplin's nostalgia-steeped, autobiographical evocation of London's music-hall scene, shot on the Paramount lot, remains as affecting as ever, and its formal virtuosity is striking."
A.V. Club - 05/20/2015
"Chaplin handles dialogue superbly, as if he’d devoted his lengthy career to Shakespeare and Ibsen rather than pantomime." -- Grade: B
Silet film legend Charlie Chaplin plays an aging music-hall comedian who befriends a young dancer (Claire Bloom) who has attempted suicide. Highlights include a famous Chaplin-Buster Keaton comedy skit as the two comedians portray faded stars seeking an audience in a changing world. This bittersweet film wasn't released in America until 1972.
A former music-hall performer, now down and out, rescues a young ballerina trying to commit suicide. He nurses the dancer, who believes she is paralyzed, back to health, and nurtures her career...in the process getting one last chance to step into the limelight again.
- This was the first time that Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the two most famous comedians of the silent film era, appeared together on screen.
- Roland Totheroh, the cinematographer who shot most of Chaplin's films, served as Photographic Consultant.
- Laserdisc is part of the FoxVideo collection "Chaplin: A Legacy of Laughter." Jacket contains brief biographies of Charlie Chaplin and Claire Bloom, a chapter and frame guide, as well as a brief synopsis and history of the film. Laserdisc includes four minutes of the film that were cut soon after the premiere by Chaplin, six unreleased minutes of film from 1919 of the "flea circus" routine, and selections of Chaplin's novel FOOTLIGHTS.
- Copyright 1952 Celebrated Films Corporation. Renewed 1980 Roy Export Company Establishment.