Limelight (1936 film)
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|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Laura Whetter|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|Release dates||January 1936|
|Running time||80 minutes|
- Anna Neagle as Marjorie Kaye
- Arthur Tracy as Bob Grant
- Jane Winton as Ray Madison
- Ellis Jeffreys as Lady Madeleine
- Muriel George as Mrs. Kaye
- Alexander Field as Alf Sparks
- Anthony Holles as Impresario
- William Freshman as Joe
- Helena Pickard as Pixie
- Queenie Leonard as Queenie
- Ralph Reader as Ralph
- Tilly Losch as Dancer
- W. MacQueen Pope as Press Representative
- Ronald Shiner as Asst. Stage Manager
- Andreas Malandrinos as Singer
The film was made by Wilcox's independent production company at his Elstree Studios and was distributed by J. Arthur Rank's newly formed General Film Distributors, ending a previous arrangement Wilcox had with United Artists. The film was an attempt to make a more populist contemporary hit, moving away from the more expensive costume pictures such as Nell Gwynn and Peg of Old Drury which Wilcox had recently made starring his wife Neagle. For this film Wilcox partnered her with the popular American singer Arthur Tracy.
This drama musical romance features street singing. The film's Dance Director was Ralph Reader. His work was so appreciated by Herbert Wilcox that he created a part for Ralph to dance with his wife Anna Neagle in the actual film.
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- Limelight at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
- Limelight at the Internet Movie Database
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