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The Circus (1928) was a Silent Films - Family Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

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Special AwardTo Charles Chaplin, for acting, writing, directing and producing The Circus. [NOTE: "The Academy Board of Judges on merit awards for individual achievements in motion picture arts during the year ending August 1, 1928, unanimously decided that your name should be removed from the competitive classes, and that a special first award be conferred upon you for writing, acting, directing and producing The Circus. The collective accomplishments thus displayed place you in a class by yourself." (Letter from the Academy to Mr. Chaplin, dated February 19, 1929.)] Won
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BlogHub Articles:

THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BLOGATHON: The Circus (1928)

on Apr 14, 2018 From Caftan Woman

The Charlie Chaplin Blogathon, The Life and Films of the Little Tramp is hosted by Little Bits of Classic and Christina Wehner on April 14th, 15th and 16th. HERE is where you find the tributes. The Circus is a moody film in that the audience feels the moods that writer/director/star Charlie Chap... Read full article


THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BLOGATHON: The Circus (1928)

on Apr 14, 2018 From Caftan Woman

The Charlie Chaplin Blogathon, The Life and Films of the Little Tramp is hosted by Little Bits of Classic and Christina Wehner on April 14th, 15th and 16th. The Circus is a moody film in that the audience feels the moods that writer/director/star Charlie Chaplin wants us to feel, from gleeful de... Read full article


The Circus (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 19, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Charlie Chaplin always puts his Tramp in very simple situations that also happen to reap marvelous results both in the realms of humor and heartfelt drama. He follows up The Kid and The Gold Rush with the next iteration in the Little Man’s adventures which find him unwittingly joining the circ... Read full article


The Circus (1928)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 19, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Charlie Chaplin always puts his Tramp in very simple situations that also happen to reap marvelous results both in the realms of humor and heartfelt drama. He follows up The Kid and The Gold Rush with the next iteration in the Little Man’s adventures which find him unwittingly joining the circ... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: At the Circus

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 13, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

At the Circus (1939) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. The photo shows from left: Groucho Marx; Charles Gemora in the gorilla suit; Harpo Marx; Florence Rice, and Chico Marx. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series... Read full article


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Final Charles Chaplin film of the silent era. He would make two more "silent" films, bucking the trend towards sound, however both City Lights and Modern Times would nonetheless include significant compromises to incorporate sound.
Charles Chaplin practiced tightrope walking for weeks before filming. He actually performed on a rope 40 feet in the air. However, the footage was lost when the negative was scratched during processing. The scene had to be re-shot, and the footage included in the film was not as good as that which had been lost, in Chaplin's estimation.
Premiere included live stage prologue written by Joseph Plunkett.
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