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 realise he is 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.


Charlie Chaplin
Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ‘the Tramp’ and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of filmmaking. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977 - and encompassed both adulation and controversy.


Photos © Roy Export S.A.S. DVD catalogue number: ART763DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART157BD Production year: 1928



Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

Also part of The Charlie Chaplin Collection

GENRE: Comedy, Romance


DIRECTOR: Charlie Chaplin



  • “There’s an edge to The Circus that suggests a man gazing deep into the void, laughing at the darkness and urging us to do the same”

    Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

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