Charlie Chaplin - The Circus (1928)
Charlie Chaplin - The Circus (1928) - The Lion's Cage
For the scenes with the lions Chaplin took some 200 takes, in many of which he was actually inside the lion's cage. His looks of fear are not all merely acting. Watch All Charlie.
Charlie Chaplin - The Circus (1928) - Spin Wheel
A tramp who always lands himself in humorous situations, finds his way to a circus.
The Circus won Charles Chaplin his first Academy Award - it was still not yet called the 'Oscar' - he was given it at the first presentations ceremony, in 1929. The special award was for 'Versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing'.
Charlie Chaplin - The Circus (1928) - Charlie At His Best
The Circus was the seventh highest grossing silent film in cinema history taking in more than $3.8 million in 1928. It is also a very highly acclaimed film and is known as one of the best movies of Charlie Chaplin till date that showcases some of his best talents.
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