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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:

Watching 1939: At the Circus (1939)

on Jul 25, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... 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. 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


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Charles Chaplin's studio burnt down during production. This, combined with a number of major personal issues that arose during production, led to Chaplin's nervous breakdown (he spent time recovering in New York after about two-thirds of the film had been shot).
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.
In the 1969 re-issue, the 80-year-old Charles Chaplin sang the title song.
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