LIMELIGHT (1953)

(Criterion/HBO MAX/VOD)? A fine melodrama bolstered by an amazing performance by Chaplin (who also wrote, directed, and composed his own swan song) — basically playing the Little Tramp and himself as a washed up clown — and features Claire Bloom as the young ingenue he aids. The theatrical numbers, while certainly self-indulgent, are not unwelcome, especially since the later ones also include Buster Keaton.