When we first meet Chaplin's Tramp in this comic gem, he's obviously in trouble again: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love and, how could it be otherwise, lose the girl. He is mistaken for a pickpocket. With the police at his heels, he ends up in a circus tent. The audience thinks that his attempt to escape the long arm of the law is an act and the Tramp suddenly becomes a star.
Classic highlights include a frantic scene in a miniature house, the Tramp ruining a magic trick and his waddling walk on a tightrope, with monkeys clutched around his head.
This is humour without a safety net!
Disc 1: The Circus: 69 Minutes.
- Brand new digital conversion of image and sound clips from the Chaplins' family archives. - Soundtrack both remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and original Mono 1.0. - Interactive menus - Direct scene access - Subtitles Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian.
Disc 2: Extras- Introduction by David Robinson: 6 Minutes. Chaplin's biographer discusses the historical and cinematic context of the film. - Chaplin Today The Circus: 26 Minutes. Documentary by François Ede with the collaboration of award-winning director Emir Kustunica - Omitted excerpt: 10 Minutes. Chaplin, the horsewoman and the tightrope walker go out for dinner, but everything goes wrong. - October 7-13,1926: 26 Minutes. Fragments of a week of filming on the set of The Circus - Mountbatten home movies: 7 Minutes.
Three home movies from the archives of Lord Louis Mountbatten: 1 Chaplin on the set of The Circus. 2 Chaplin visits Douglas Fairbanks on the set of The Gaucho. 3 The Sacrifice, an impromptu skit on a beach, with Chaplin as King of a South Sea island. - The Hollywood Premiere (1928): 8 Minutes. Reportage of the premiere of The Circus in Los Angeles, featuring numerous celebrities. - Camera A, Camera B: 1 Minute. Shots taken simultaneously by the two cameras used continuously during the filming of The Circus. - 3-D test clip by Roland Totheroh 2 Minutes. A 3-D experiment by Chaplin's lead cameraman, - Circus Day with Jackie Coogan - Exerpts: 12 Minutes. The young co-star of The Kid stars in this adaptation of a popular children's book about little Toby Tyler's adventures in a traveling circus. - Photo Gallery Production photos: omitted scene, set designer sketches, sets, Merna Kennedy. - Movie Posters - Trailers: 8 Minutes. - The Chaplin Collection 12 Minutes.