Janus Films Presents: Charlie Chaplin
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The Circus

72 min.
B&W, Silent with musical accompaniment
Not Rated
 “One of the loveliest screen experiences! Perhaps the quintessential Chaplin film!” 

-Vincent Canby, The New York Times

When we first meet Chaplin’s Tramp in this comic gem, he’s in typical straits: broke, hungry, destined to fall in love and just as sure to lose the girl. Mistaken for a pickpocket and pursued by a peace officer into a circus tent, the Tramp becomes a star when delighted patrons think his escape from John Law is an act.

At the first-ever Academy Awards® ceremony, Charles Chaplin was honored with a special statuette “for versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus.” And, it went without saying, for again bringing laughter to packed movie palaces across America.

-synopsis courtesy MK2 & Warner Bros.