The Circus

The Circus (1928)

Genres - Comedy, Family, Romance, Silent Film  |   Sub-Genres - Silent Feature, Silent Film  |   Release Date - Jan 6, 1928  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - G
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The Circus is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin with Joseph Plunkett as an uncredited writer. The film stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis and Henry Bergman. The ringmaster of an impoverished circus hires Chaplin's Little Tramp as a clown, but discovers that he can only be funny unintentionally, not on purpose. The production of the film was the most difficult experience in Chaplin's career. Numerous problems and delays occurred, including a studio fire, the death of Chaplin's mother, as well as Chaplin's bitter divorce from his second wife Lita Grey, and the Internal Revenue Service's claims of Chaplin's owed back taxes, all of which culminated in filming being stalled for eight months. The Circus was the seventh highest grossing silent film in cinema history taking in more than $3.8 million in 1928. The film continues to receive high praise.

Movie Info

Budget

$900,000

Box Office

$81,256

Tags

Chaplin, Employer Employee Relationship, Little Tramp, Short Film, Silent Film, Tramp

Attributes

Narrative Location: Los Angeles

Alternate Titles

A cirkusz
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Charlie Chaplin - The Circus
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Circul
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Cirkas
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Cirkus
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Cyrk
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Der Zirkus
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El circo
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El circo de Charles Chaplin
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Het circus
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Il circo
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Le cirque
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O Circo
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Rạp Xiếc
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Şarlo Sirkte
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Sirkus
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The Circus
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Zirkus
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Ο Σαρλώ στο τσίρκο
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Το τσίρκο
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Цирк
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Циркус
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Циркът
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サーカス
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大馬戲團
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马戏团
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서커스
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