The Circus

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Year:
1928
Running time:
72 minutes
Studio:
MK2
Territory:
UK
Directed by:
Charles Chaplin
Starring:
Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Allan Garcia, Harry Crocker
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Description

Charles Chaplin won an Honorary Academy Award for versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing and producing The Circus. In this silent comedy, The Tramp finds himself at a circus, where he promptly gets chased by the police, who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the big top, The Tramp is an accidental sensation with his hilarious efforts to elude the police and immediately gets hired by the ringmaster.

Genre

Comedy

What the press said

"It's clear that we're watching a performer at the peak of his powers" - Time Out New York

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