The Circus (1928)

by Charles Chaplin
Music by Charles Chaplin 1967/1968 - released in 1970
Associate Arrangers Eric James, Lambert Williamson
Song, “Swing High Little Girl” composed and sung by Charles Chaplin.
Score restored for live orchestral screenings by Timothy Brock in 2003


The Little Tramp is hired by a circus and soon becomes the main attraction when his comedic blunders drive the crowd wild. Having fallen in love with the ringmaster’s daughter, he doesn’t even realize he’s the show’s main feature. In this high-flying comedy, we are quickly caught up in Chaplin’s whirlwind of gags, where even the acrobats and clowns watch his show-stopping stunts from the sidelines.

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