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List of Circus & Carnival Themed Films & Documentaries

There seems to be no complete list that chronicles a full or even somewhat complete filmography of circus and carnival themed films or documentaries. To fill that void, I will be … Continue reading

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(1928)The Circus Kid

Buddy is an orphan who runs away from a a harsh orphanage to join Cadwallader’s Circus. Cast: Frankie Darro as Buddy Poodles Hanneford as Poodles Joe E. Brown as King … Continue reading

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(1928)The Man Who Laughs

Disfigured by a king as a child, an 18th-century clown again becomes the pawn of royalty. Cast: Mary Philbin as Dea Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine Brandon Hurst as Barkilphedro Julius Molnar Jr. as … Continue reading

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(1932)Freaks

When trapeze artist Cleopatra learns that circus midget Hans has an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer, all the while planning to steal his fortune and run off with … Continue reading

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(1996)Sideshow: Alive on the Inside

These real, amazing and very human stories reawakened interest in the bizarre and eccentric world of the circus and carnival sideshow, turning the spotlight on the legendary headliners of yesteryear … Continue reading

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(2015)Wild Woman – Gentle Beast

Wild Women – Gentle Beasts is a documentary by Swiss director Anka Schmid. Schmid documents the life and work of female animal tamers from four different nations. Between toiling and smiling, … Continue reading

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(1928)Laugh, Clown, Laugh

A clown named Tito Beppi adopts orphaned Simonetta and they begin to travel and perform in the circus together. As Simonetta grows into a beautiful young woman, Tito eventually falls … Continue reading

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(1925)The Unholy Three

A side-show ventriloquist (Lon Chaney) forms an underground trio with a strongman and a midget. Cast: Lon Chaney as Prof. Echo Mae Busch as Rosie O’Grady Matt Moore as Hector … Continue reading

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(1967)The Clown and the Kids

A small circus troupe wants to perform for the children in a small Eastern European town, but is prevented from doing so by the evil town boss. The circus’ clown … Continue reading

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(1963)Papa’s Delicate Condition

A railroad inspector’s wife and children live with his tippling in circa-1900 Texas. To impress his six-year-old daughter Corinne, he spends the family’s savings to buy his own circus, simply so … Continue reading

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(1954)3 Ring Circus

Two ex-GIs join a woman’s circus as assistants to a trapeze artist and lion tamer. Cast: Dean Martin as Peter “Pete” Nelson Jerry Lewis as Jerome F. “Jerry” Hotchkiss Joanne … Continue reading

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