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Charlie Chaplin in "The Circus" El Circo (1928) Le Cirque

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The Circus (1928) 72min (7 reels) The Tramp finds himself at a circus where he is promptly chased around by the police who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the Bigtop, he is an accidental …More
The Circus (1928) 72min (7 reels)

The Tramp finds himself at a circus where he is promptly chased around by the police who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the Bigtop, he is an accidental sensation with his hilarious efforts to elude the police. The circus owner immediately hires him, but discovers that the Tramp cannot be funny on purpose, so he takes advantage of the situation by making the Tramp a janitor who just happens to always be in the Bigtop at showtime. Unaware of this exploitation, the Tramp falls for the owner's lovely acrobatic stepdaughter, who is abused by her father. His chances seem good, until a dashing rival comes in and Charlie feels he has to compete with him. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

Director: www.imdb.com/name/nm0000122/ (as Charlie Chaplin)
Writer: www.imdb.com/name/nm0000122/ (as Charlie Chaplin)
Stars: www.imdb.com/name/nm0000122/, www.imdb.com/name/nm0448224/, www.imdb.com/name/nm0305087/ |www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/fullcredits »

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Cirque_%28film%29 (The Circus) est une comédie dramatique américaine réalisée par Charlie Chaplin en 1928.
Charlot, vagabond, est pris pour un pick-pocket par un policier qui le prend en chasse. Il se réfugie sous le chapiteau d'un cirque en pleine représentation et perturbe tous les numéros pour le plus grand plaisir des spectateurs. Le directeur du cirque l'embauche en tant qu'homme de piste. Chaque soir, à cause de sa maladresse, il déchaine l'hilarité de l'assistance et devient à son insu la vedette du spectacle. Il tombe amoureux d'une belle écuyère, Merna, fille du directeur, mais celle-ci préfère Rex, le funambule.

United Artists (1923 - 1952)
Entre 1923 et 1952, Chaplin a écrit, produit, réalisé et distribué huit films à travers la United Artists, dont il est le cofondateur. Il joue également dans ces films, à l'exception de L'Opinion publique (A Woman of Paris) dans lequel il apparaît néanmoins en caméo. À partir de cette époque, tous ses films sont des longs métrages.

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Release Date: 1928 (Turkey) www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/releaseinfo »

Also Known As:
Le cirque www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/releaseinfo »
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Box Office
Budget: $900 000 (estimated) www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/ »

Production Co:
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Technical Specs
Runtime: 72 min
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1 See www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/technical »

Did You Know?
Trivia
In October 2010 a clip from the 1928 premiere of this movie (which can be found as a bonus feature on the DVD release) was featured on several network morning shows because of speculation that it showed definitive evidence of "time travel." In the scene, a woman appears walking past the zebra, talking on, of all things, a cell phone. The device was later found to be a 1924 Siemens hearing aid. www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/trivia »

Goofs
While the Tramp is locked into the cage, the lion is lying with his head some distance from the side wall in most shots until he gets up. But in one close-up shot just after the Tramp caught the water tray, the lion's head is suddenly right next to that wall. www.imdb.com/title/tt0018773/goofs/ »

Quotes
www.imdb.com/name/nm0448224/: I've run away from the circus.
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Connections
Featured in www.imdb.com/title/tt0406642/ (2003) www.imdb.com/…/movieconnections »

Soundtracks
Swing Little Girl
(1969) (uncredited)
Written and Performed by Charles Chaplin for the 1969 release
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