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.
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.