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Circus, The (2000)
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Henry Bergman, harry Crocker, George Davis, Allan Garcia, Merna Kennedy
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Category: Comedy, Classic
Studio: Image Ent.
71 mins



The story begins in a fading bigtop, where the equestrienne (Merna Kennedy) can't jump the hoops and the clowns can't make the audience laugh.Outside on the midway, The Little Tramp falls into a series of wonderful comic routines that end when, pursued by a cop, he bursts into the tent's center ring and wows the audience.The circus owner/ ringmaster (Allan Garcia) auditions The Little Tramp as a clown but discovers that he's only funny when he isn't trying.He tricks The Little Tramp into joining the circus as a prop man who wreaks havoc with whatever he does and who unknowingly becomes the star of the show.

The Little Tramp falls in love with the equestrienne, but, alas, it is not to be, for she loves the handsome young tightrope walker (Harry Crocker).To compete with his challenger, The Little Tramp practices on the tightrope and soon gets a chance to demonstrate his skill, doing so with the comic genius that only Chaplin and six or seven monkeys could bring to the job.At the end, The Little Tramp generously unites the girl and her young man and marches optimistically off into the dawn.


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