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The Circus (1928)

G 01/06/1928 (US) ComedyRomance 1h 12m


Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.

  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    A Tramp

  2. Al Ernest Garcia

    The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master

  3. Merna Kennedy

    His Step-daughter, A Circus Rider

  4. Harry Crocker

    Harry Crocker

    Rex, A Tight Rope Walker / Disgruntled Property Man / Clown

  5. George Davis

    George Davis

    A Magician

  6. Henry Bergman

    Henry Bergman

    An Old Clown

  7. Tiny Sandford

    Tiny Sandford

    The Head Property Man

  8. John Rand

    John Rand

    An Assistant Property Man / Clown

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The Circus
The Circus

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $9,000,000.00

Revenue -


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