With a stolen wallet and watch in his pocket, a penniless and hungry tramp is mistaken for a pickpocket. He’s chased by both the police and the actual thief, and flees into the middle of a circus performance – unknowingly becoming the hit of the show. The tramp keeps on making unintentional comedic success, and is too in love with the ringmaster’s daughter to grasp the situation he’s in. With his second feature film "The Circus", Chaplin won his first Academy Award for versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing and producing. It is today considered one of Chaplin’s foremost comedies.
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia
Director Charlie Chaplin