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The Circus (6-Jan-1928)

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Writer: Charlie Chaplin

Producer: Charlie Chaplin

Keywords: Comedy, Circus

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charlie Chaplin
16-Apr-1889 25-Dec-1977 Silent film comedian


Allan Garcia   ...   Ring Master
Merna Kennedy   ...   His Step-Daughter
Harry Crocker   ...   Rex, a Tight Rope Walker
George Davis   ...   A Magician
Henry Bergman   ...   An Old Clown
Stanley J. Sanford   ...   The Head Property Man
John Rand   ...   An Assistant Property Man
Steve Murphy   ...   A Pickpocket
Charlie Chaplin   ...   A Tramp


Review by rc (posted on 15-Sep-2007)

The Circus is an amazing movie to watch and as is the case with all the Chaplin films, there's so much going on that a second or third viewing reveals more genius in his approach. The movie is fun and touching, and seems to show a reverence for the human emotions. Pantomime is showcased-witness the face-washing scene where Charlie is supposed to be drying his face with a towel. There are chases and tightrope walking scenes, and much fun with the animals-missing the famous elephant and any rabbit, although City Light stars a single elephant in cameo. The new musical score is awesome, especially the music accompanying the wedding scene. The movie is worth seeing! RC

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