The Circus

Format: Blu-ray

Genre: Comedy

Location: Fi11b

The Circus (1928)

The Tramp finds himself at a circus, where he is promptly chased around by the police, who think he is a pickpocket. Running into the Bigtop, he is an accidental sensation with hilarious efforts to elude the police. The circus owner immediately hires him but discovers that the Tramp cannot be funny on purpose, so he takes advantage of the situation by making the Tramp a janitor who happens to always be in the Bigtop at showtime. Unaware of this exploitation, the Tramp falls for the owner’s lovely acrobatic stepdaughter, who her father abuses. His chances seem good until a dashing rival comes in, and Charlie feels he has to compete with him.