The Circus Poster

Release Date: June 6th, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2000

G|1 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
Wrongfully accused of criminal acts, a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) unwittingly ducks into a big top, where his bumbling attempts to avoid pursuing police officers earn the laughter and applause of the circus-goers. Impressed, the ringmaster (Allan Garcia) decides to employ the tramp as an entertainer. In between getting trapped in a lion's cage and partaking in clumsy high wire escapades, he falls for a beautiful show rider (Merna Kennedy), who unfortunately has eyes for a daring tightrope acrobat.

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker, Stanley Sanford, John Rand, George Davis, Henry Bergman

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Charles Chaplin Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Hilarious, Police officer, Playful, Madcap, Endearing, Underdog, Transformation, Love triangle