PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
In the montage of end credits that illustrate Peppy's rise to stardom, the first set of credits show that "Louise" is played by "Norma Lamont". This is a reference to _Norma Talmadge_, one of the biggest stars of the silent era, and Lina Lamont, the... ...
Perfect! Beautiful! Could you give me just one more?
George Valentin: With pleasure.
In the movie-within-the-movie shown at the beginning of the film, Valentin's character is being tortured by the application of electrical shocks. While the "Russian" labels on the gauge and rheostat do refer to voltage and current (in what appears to be grammatically incorrect Russian), the the panel to the left of the gauge refers (in English) to "Washwater Pressure" and the gauge itself is marked (in English) as showing pressure in pounds per square inch.
The following film is presented in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio, as intended by the filmmakers.
English, English, French
$204,878 (USA) (18 November 2011)
$44,667,095 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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