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The Circus

  • Film

Time Out says

Placing screen clowns within congenial environments (as with The Marx Brothers at the Circus) is one of the best ways to produce a bummer, but Chaplin manages to work a miracle, exploiting the various circus activities to richly comic effect. Charlie is chased through a hall of mirrors and trapped in a lion's cage the climax comes when he battles along a tightrope hampered by falling trousers and a clinging monkey. The set pieces are linked, none too neatly, by a framing story of disappointed love.
Written by GB

Release Details

  • Duration:6 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Charles Chaplin
  • Screenwriter:Charles Chaplin
  • Cast:
    • Charlie Chaplin
    • Merna Kennedy
    • Allan Garcia
    • Harry Crocker
    • Henry Bergman
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