Barnum Poster

Release Date: 1986

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
The rags to riches life of P.T. Barnum (Burt Lancaster), the iconic carnival showman and co-creator of "The Greatest Show on Earth," is told in this TV movie. The elderly and still puckish Barnum recounts via flashbacks his adventures as a floundering teenage salesman and an exhibitor of human oddities, and his eventual role as the entertainer who brought attractions such as Tom Thumb (Sandor Raski) and "the Swedish Nightingale," Jenny Lind (Hanna Schygulla), to the American masses.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Hanna Schygulla, Laura Press, John Roney, Sandor Raski, Patty Maloney

Director: Lee Philips

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Rise, Charming, Inspiring, Transformation