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Circus Movies, Comedy and Drama
  • 3 Ring Circus (1954)
    Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Two friends with no money looking for some job, Jerry becomes a clown. AKA "Le Clown est Roi"
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0047582
    Not found for sale anywhere.

  • At The Circus (1939)
    Marx Brothers rescue a circus.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0031060
    Available on DVD, as part of a double feature, from Amazon.

  • Barnum! (1986)
    Michael Crawford's musical biography of Phineas Taylor's career and loves 1835-1881, film version of the theatrical production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090702
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • The Big Circus (1959)
    Irwin Allen with Red Buttons. Manager keeps a financially troubled circus on the road despite a saboteur.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0052626
    Not found for sale anywhere.

  • Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
    With Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, more. A circus lands on Pee-Wee's farm brought by a tornado, annoying the stodgy townsfolk.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0094744
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • Carnival Story (1954)
    With Anne Baxter and Steve Cochran. A trapeze act is torn apart by jealousy.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0046829
    Available as cheap downloaded from EZ-Takes.

  • The Circus (1928)
    Charlie Chaplin. The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0018773
    Available as free download in BitTorrent format from Public Domain Torrents.

  • Circus Boy (1956)
    TV series (1956-1958) starring young Micky Dolenz as a baby elephant's water boy, participating behind-the-scenes in a circus.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048855
    Available on YouTube in parts 1 (0:44), 2 (7:34), 3 (9:29), 4 (7:39).

  • The Circus Clown (1934)
    Joe E. Brown plays himself, a hopeful trapeze artist, as well as his disapproving father.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0024981
    Not found for sale anywhere.

  • Circus Girl (1937)
    Betty Compson, Robert Livingston, June Travis, Donald Cook. High wire performers vie for one woman with disastrous results.
    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0028719
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • The Circus Kid (1928)
    Frankie Darro, Poodles Hanneford, Joe E. Brown, Helene Costello, Sam Nelson, Lionel Belmore, more. Darro as a runaway orphan joins the circus; cliche characters but some quality acts. Silent film?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018771
    Not found for sale anywhere.

  • Circus World (1964)
    John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale, Rita Hayworth. John fights disaster and sabotage to rebuild his circus, and reunites his foster daughter with her long absent trapeze artist mother.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0057952
    Available on DVD, as import, from Amazon.

  • Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
    While on vacation with wife and twelve children, famed detective Chan (Warner Oland) becomes involved in the murder of one of the circus owners, then travels with the circus to solve the crime.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0027439/
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • The Clowns (1971)
    Federico Fellini. Originally a documentary for Italian TV, reviewed as a brilliant work examining the nobility and pathos of the human spirit.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0066922
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • The Great Wallendas (1978)
    With Casey Biggs, Lloyd Bridges, Lucinda Bridges, Britt Ekland, more. TV movie biography covering the tragic events of a great high-wire family act.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0077635
    Available on VHS from Amazon.

  • The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)
    Cecil B. DeMille production with Betty Hutton, Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour, James Stewart, more. Massive and long Oscar winning story about love, crime, and disaster under the big top. Used the actual Ringling Brothers Circus and many real clowns.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0044672
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • The Greatest Show On Earth (1963-1964)
    "Drama Under The Big Top", a Desilu Productions TV series starring Jack Palance, played on ABC primetime.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056762
    Availability unknown.

  • Man On A Tightrope (1953)
    Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, more. Story of a small circus' daring escaped from communist Czechoslovakia.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0046040
    Not found for sale anywhere.

  • Roustabout (1964)
    Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, more. Elvis is a biker, gets a job with a carnival, learns family values.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0058534
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • La Strada (1954)
    Federico Fellini with Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, more. A carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain. Barely circus related.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0047528
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)
    Disney with Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, more. Runaway joins the circus and makes new friends, including a chimp and a dishonest boss.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0054390
    Available on DVD from Amazon.

  • Trapeze (1956)
    Award winning drama with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida. Mike Ribble (Burt) was once the only one to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0049875
    Available on DVD, as import, from Amazon.

  • Under the Big Top (1938)
    Young trapeze artist is pushed by her domineering mother. Director Karl Brown.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0030911
    Available as free download in BitTorrent format from Public Domain Torrents.

  • When The Circus Comes to Town (1981)
    Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Brennan, more. Quiet TV movie about a woman nearing middle age, bored with a sheltered life, suddenly leaves home and join a circus.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083323
    Not found for sale anywhere.


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